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IT appears necessary to inform fuch of the Laity a$ 
are ^unacquainted with the ufe of the MifTal, that 
the Prayers and portions of Scripture, of which the 
MASS, or Liturgy of the Catholic Church, is compofed, 
are in part unalterably the fame, and partly different 
every day. The fixed and invariable parts are con- 
tained in what is called the ORDINARY OF THE MAS*, 
from pages xv. to xlviii. inclufively ; and the changeable 
or proper parts, (viz. the INTROITS, COLLECTS, 
EPISTLES and LESSONS, GRADUAIS and TRACTS^ 
GOSPELS, OFFERTORIES, SECRETS, COMMUNIONS 
and POST COMMUNIONS), form the fubfequent contents 
of the book. The PROPER PREFACES, not being to 
frequently fubject to change, follow each other in regu- 
lar fucceuion in the O R D i N A E Y . 

The Ecclefiaftical Year, with refpeft to the Sundays 
and Moveable Feails, commences with the FIRST 
SUNDAY of ADVENT, and clofes with the LAST after 
PENTECOST; and with regard to the Festivals of the 
Saints, from the Feaft of St. ANDREW, the 30th of 
November, to the Eve of the fame Feftival the year 
folio wiog, inclufively. In order therefore to find out 
the PROPFR MASS of the day, look for that day of the 
month in the Calendar, oppofite to which may be fecn 
a reference to the page wherein it is contained ; and if 
a Double fliould fall on\ Sunday, then the Mafs there- 
of takes place of the Mafs of the Sunday, except it be a 
Sunday of the FIRST CLASS, viz. the firit Suuday of 
ADVENT or LENT, or PASSION, PALM, EASTER, 
WHIT, and TRINITY SUNDAYS ; and the Sundays of 
the SECOND CLASS, which cannot be fuperfeded, except 
by Doubles ot the FIRST CLASS, are the ii iii. and iv. 
ut ADVENT, SEPTUACESIMA, SKXAGESIMA, and 
QuiNQUAGESiMA,as alfo the ii. iii. and iv. of LENT* 
It mull however be remarked, that the Gofpels for Sun- 
days thus fuptrieded by Doubles are never omitted, but 
are recited (instead' of St. JOHN'S GOSPEL) at the >D 
f MASS ; aad all'o that a Commemoration ot" the Sua- 
A 



II INTRODUCTION* 

day, by its proper COLLECT, SECRET, and POST* 
COMMUNION, is always made immediately after the CoU 
left, &c. of the Feftival. 

But as it fometimes happens that a Double is trans- 
ferred to a future vacant day, on account of the Oclavt 
of fome feftival of higher rank intervening, the diffi. 
culty^of finding fuch tranferred feftival may be eafily 
removed by confulting the Laity's Directory, publifhcd 
annually, as a guide to the morning, as well as the even* 
ing fervice of the Church. 

As references are frequently made to the Common of 
Saints, commencing at p. 459, from the Proper, begin- 
ning with p. 521, and continuing in regular progreiiioa 
through the feveral months to the end of the Ecclefiafti- 
cal Year, the reader will find the Mafles in the former 
defignatcd by numerical letters, from No. I. to XXI. 
inclufively; it is therefore to be obferved, that on what- 
ever day of the month these numerical references ap- 
pear in the General Index, it denotes that the Mafs 
thereof, having no peculiar proper parts afligned it, is 
taken entirely from the Common Mafs referred to, but 
{hcfuld an exception occur it is Hated in a parenthefis. 

Commemorations are made by the addition of a 
COLLECT, SECKET and POSTCOMMUNION, to thofe 
that are proper to the feaft of the day, When therefore 
the word COLLECT, with an &c. annexed thereto, 
appears in the Rubrics, it denotes that its Secret and 
Poflcommunion are alfo comprehended. 

The Epiilles, Leflbns, and Gofpels, are extracted from 
the received approved Catholic Verfion of the Holy 
Scriptures, by the Englifh Colleges of Rhemes and 
Douay, as revifed by the Right Rev. and Ven. Dr. 
Richard Challoner, of learned and pious memory. 

ABBREVIATIONS EXPLAINED. 

ap. Apoille, m. Martyr, mm. Martyrs, p. Pope, abp, 
Archbimop, bp. BiiWp, pr. Prieft c. Confessor, D. 
Doftor, ab. Abbot, v. Virgin, w Widow, B. BlcfTed, 
d. Double, sd. Semidoublc d. /. cl* Double of the firfl 
clafs, d. 1L cl. Double of the fecond clafs, gr.d Greater 
Double. The Holy-days of obli^atiow are in CAPI- 
TALS, and the days of particular devotion i&Mxs, 



( iii ) 

The CALENDAR, or GENERAL INDEX to the 
Immoveable Feasts. 

JANUARY, XXXI Days. 

1 CIRCUMCISION of our Lord, d. IL cl 88 

2 Octave-day of St. Stephen, d. 533 

3 Octave-day of St. John, d. as on his Feast 81 

4 Octave-day of Holy Innocents, d. as on ibid. 82 
c Octave, day of St. Thomas, d. 534 
6 EPIPHANY of our Lord, d. I. d. 89 

ii Commem. of St. Hygine, by the Collect, In> 

firmitatem, &c. 462 

13 The Octave day of the Epiphany, d, 69$ 
II. Sunday after Epiphany, Feast of the most 

holy Name of Jesus, c/, IL d. 94 

14 St. Hilary, bp. conf. sd. 534 

15 St. Paul the first Hermit, d. 535 

16 St, Marcellus, p. m. sd. *53^ 

1 7 St. Anthony, ab. Mass XV.* p. 491. (Gospel 

in Mass XIV.) 490 

1 8 St. Peter's Chair at Rome, gr. d. 537 

19 St. Wolstan, bp. of Worcester, c. d. 539 

20 SS. Fabian and Sebastian, mm. d. 540 

21 St Agnes, v. m. first Feast, d. 541 

22 SS. Vincent, &c. mm. sd. ib. 

23 St Raymund ofPennafort, c. sd. 542 

24 St. Timothy, bp. m. sd. ib. 

25 The Conversion of St. Paul, ap. gr. d. 543 

26 St Polycarp, bp. m. sd. 545 

27 St. John Chrysostom, bp. c. sd. 546 

28 St. Agnes, a second time ib. 

29 St. Francis de Sales, bp c. c/. 547 

30 St. Martina, v m sd. Mass XVI. 493 

31 St. Peter Nolascus, c. d. 547 

FEBRUARY, XXVIII or XXIX Days. - 

i St. Ignatius, bp. m. sd. 547 

a Purification of B. V. Mary, d. II. d. 548 
A a 



MARCW and APRIL, 

^ St. Blase, bp. m. Mass II. 464 

4 St. Andrew Corsini, bp. c. d. 554 

5 St. Agatha, v. m. d. ib. 

6 St. Dorothy, v. m Mass XVII. 496 

7 St. Romuald. ab. d. Mass XV.* 491 
g St. John of Matha, c. d 556 
9 St. Apollonia, v. m. Mass XVL 493 

ic St. Scolastica, v. c?. 556 

14 St. Valentine, pr, m, ib. 

15 SS. Faustin and Jovita, mm. Mass IX, 479 

1 8 St. Simeon, bp, m. Mass I. 461 
22 St. Peter's Chair at Antioch, gr. d. 537 

34 or 25 St Matthias, a p. d. II. cl. 557 

MARCH, XXXI Days. 

i St. D vid, bp, c. d. Mass X*. 482 

-z St. Chad, bp. of Lichfield, c, d. 558 

4 St Casimir, c. sd. 559 

7 St Thomas of Aquin, c. D. d. ib. 

8 St. Felix, bp. c. rf. Mass XX. 499 

9 St Frances, w. d. 360 
jo The forty Martyrs, sd. ib. 
it St John of God, c. c?, 561 

12 St Gregory, p. c. and D. c?. ib. 
17 St. Patrick, ap Patron of Ireland, bp. c. sd. 562 

19 St. Joseph, c. d. II cL ib. 
73 St Cuthbert, bp. of Lindisfarne, c. tf. 563 
ii St. Benedict, ab. d Mass XV.* 491 

35 ANNUNCIAT. of B. V. MARY, d. II. cl 564 

APRIL, XXX Days, 

a St. Francis of Paula, c d. 565 

3 St. Hicham, bp. of Chichester, c. d* 566 

4 St. Isidore, bp. c d. Mass XLI* 485 

5 St. Vincent Ferrerius, c. d. 566 
ii St Leo, p. c. d 567 

13 St. Hermenegild, m. sd. ib. 

14 SS. Tiburtius, &c. mm. 568 
1 7 St. Anicetc, p. m. ib. 
3i St. Anselm, abp. c. d* Mass XII 485 



MAY and JUN 7 E. v 

22 SS. Soter and Caius, bps. mm. 569 
22 St. George, m, patron of England, d. I. cl. 570 

24 St. Fidel is, m. d. ib. 
2$ St t Mark, evangelist, d. II. cl. ib. 
26 SS. Cletus, &c. bps. mm. sd. 572 

28 St. Vitalis, m. Mass V. 470 

29 St. Peter, m. d. 573 

30 The Octave-day of St. George, d. 570 

MAY, XXXI Days. 

1 SS. Philip and James, aps. d' 1. cL 573 

2 St. Athanasius, bp. c. d. 575 

3 Finding of the H. Cross, d. II. cl. 576 

4 St. Monica, w. d* 579 

5 St. Catherine of Sienna, v. d. 580 

6 St. John before the Latin Gate, gr. d. ib. 
- St. Stanislaus, bp. m. d. 581 

8 Apparition of St. Michael, see September 29. 665 

9 St. Gregory Nazianzen, bp. D. d. 581 
JO St. Antoninus, bp. c. sd. . ib. 

11 St. Pius V. p. c.sd. 582 

12 SS. Nereus, &c. mm. sd. ib. 
14 St, Boniface, m. 583 

16 St. Ubaldns, bp. c. sd. ib. 

17 St. Paschal Babylon, c. d. 584 

18 St. Venantius, m.d. ib. 

19 St. Dunstan, abp. of Canterbury, d. ib. 

20 St. Bernardine, c. sd. 585 

21 St. Peter Celestine, pope, c. d. ib. 

25 St. Aldhelm, bp. of Salisbury, c. d. ib. 

26 St. Augustin, ap. of Eng. bp. c. d. II. cl. 586 

27 St. Philip Nerius, c. d. 587 

30 St. Felix, p. m. Mass I. 461 

31 St. Petronilla, v. Ma^s XX, 499 

JUNE, XXX Days* 

2 Octave-day of St. Augustin, d. 587 

3 St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, v. sd. ib. 
6 St. Norbert, bp. c. d. rgg 
8 St. William, abp. of York, c, rf. ib, 

A 3 



vi JULY. 

9 SS. Primus, &c. mm. r88 

10 St. Margaret, Q. of Scots, w.srf. 589 

1 1 St. Barnabas, ap. gr. d. ib* 

12 St. John a Facundo c. d. r^ t 

13 St. Anthony of Padua, c. d. ^ 2 

14 St. Basil the Great, bp. c. and D. d. ib. 

15 SS, V s, Modestus, &c. mm. 593 

18 SS Mark and Marceilian, mm. 595 

19 St. Juliana de Falconeris, v. d* 596 

20 St. Silverius, p. m. e ^ 

22 St. Alban, proto-m. of England, gr. d. ib. 

23 Vjgi! of St. John the Baptist ib. 

24 Nativity of St. John Baptist, d. I. cl. 600 

25 St. William, Abbot of York 603 

26 SS= John and Paul, mm. ib. 

27 St. Leo, p. c. sd. 604 

28 Vigil of SS. Peter and Paul ib. 

29 SS. PETER and PAUL, aps. d. I. d. 606 

30 Coramem. of St. Paul, ap. d. 6oa 

JULY, XXXI Days. 

1 Octave-day of St. J. Baptist, c?. same as in 6co 

2 The Visitation of the B. V, Mary, gr. d. 610 

Within the Octave of SS. Peter and Paul 61 1 

6 Octave day of SS Peter and Paul, d. 612 

7 Translation of St. Thomas, m. gr. d. 613 

8 St. Elizabeth, Q. w, sd. 614 

10 The 7 Brethren and SS. Rufina, &c. mm. sd. ib. 

11 St. Pius, p. m. Mass I. Statuit. 461 

12 St. John Gualbert, ab d. 6jr 

13 St. Anaclete. Mass II. p. 464, (Gospel, Luke 463 

14 St. Bonavemure, bp. c. and D. d. 616 

15 Translation of St. Swithin, bp, c. ib. 

16 B. V. Mary of Mount Carmel, gr. d. 617 

17 St. Osmund, bp. of Salisbury, c. d. ib 

1 8 St. Camillus de Lellis, c. d. ' 618 

19 St. Vincent a Paulo, c. d. 619 

20 St. Jerom Emilian, c. d. it,. 
*i St, Henry, emp. c. sd. $ a3 * 



AUGUST. vii 

22 St. Mary Magdalen, d. 622 

23 St. Apollinaris, bp. m. d. 623 

24 St. Alexius, c. sd. 625 

25 St. James, ap. d. II. cl. 626 

26 St. Anne, Mother of the B. V. Mary, gr. d. 627 

27 St. Pantaleon, m. Mass IV. 468 

28 SS. Nazarius, Celsus, &c. mm. sd. 628 

29 St. Martha, v. sd. 629 

30 SS. Abdon and Sennen, mm. 630 

31 St. Ignatius, c. d. 63 r 

AUGUST, XXXI Days. 

1 St. Peter's Chains, gr. d. 631 

2 St. Stephen, p. m. 63 z 

3 The finding of St. Stephen, Mass as his Feast 78 

4 St. Dominic, c. d. 632 

5 B. V. M. ad Nives, gr. d. Votive Mass, 507 

6 The Transfiguration of our Lord, gr. d. 533 

7 St. Cajetan, c. d. 635 

8 SS. Cyriacus, Largus, &c. mm. sd. ib. 

9 Vigil of St. Lawrence 637 

10 St. Lawrence, m. d. II. cl. *ib. 

11 SS. Tiburtius and Susanna, mm. 639 

12 St. Clare, v. d. Mass XIX. 498 

13 SS. Hippolite and Cassian, mm. 639 

14 Vigil of the Assumption 640 

15 ASSUMPTION of B, V. M. d. I cl. 64 1 
Sund. within the Oct. St. JOACHIM, c. gr. d. 643 

16 St. Hyacinth, c. d. Mass XIII. 488 

17 Octave- day of St. Lawrence, d. 644 

18 Commem. of St. Agapete, m. 645 
20 St. Bernard, ab. Mass XV.* p. 491, (except 

Lesson, vide St. Greg. Naz. May 9.) 458 

,2 1 St. Jane Frances, w. d. 645 

A 2 Octave-day of the Assumption, d. 646 

23 St. Philip Benitius, c. d. $47 

24 St. Hurlkoloniezc>t ap. d. II. cl, i5. 

25 St. Lewis, king, c. sd. 648 

26 St. Zephyr'm, p, m. 650 



via SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER: 

37 St. Joseph Calasanctiu, c. d. 6$* 

18 St. Augustjn, bp. c. D. d. 651 

29 Decollation of St John Baptist> d. 652 

30 St. Rose of Lima, v. d. 653 

31 St. Aidan, bX of Lindisf. o. MassX.* Statuit 482 

SEPTEMBER, XXX Days, 
i St. Raymund Nonnatus, c. d. 654 

a St. Stephen, king, c. sd. ib. 

5 St. Laur. Justinian, bp. c. Mass X.* 482 

8 Nativity of B. V. Mary, rf II. d. 529 
On Sunday within the Octave is kept the 
Feast of the HOLY NAME of B.V. M.gr.rf.6$$ 

9 Commem. of St. Gorgonius, m. 656 
jo St. Nic. of Tolentine, c. Mass XIV. 489 
ii Comm. of SS. Protus and Hyacinth, mm. 656 

14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, ^r. d. 

15 Octave-day of the B. V. Mary's Nativ. t/ t 

16 SS. Cornelius and Cyprian, mm, 
17. The Stigmas of St. Francis, d. 
18 St. Joseph a Cupertino, c. d. 
i9*SS Januarius, &c. mm. Mass IX. 
jo SS. Etistachius, &c. mm. d. 

21 St. Matthew, ap. and evang. d. JL c/. 

22 St. Thomas of Villanova, bp. c. d. 

23 St. Linus, p. m. sd< 

34 B. V. Mary of Mercy, gr. d. 
26 SS. Cyprian and Justina, mm. 
37 SS. Cosmas and Damian, mm. srf, 

28 St. Wenceslaus, duke, m, sd. 

29 Dedication of' St. Michael, d. II. cl. 

30 St Jerom, pr. c. D. d. 

OCTOBER, XXXI Days. 
On the first Sunday is kept the 
Feast of the Rosary of B. V. M, gr. d, 66 7 

1 St. Remigius, bp. c. MassX.* 482 

2 The holy Angels Guardians, d. 668 

3 St. Thomas, bp. of Hereford, c. d, 669 

4 St. Francis, c. 4. ib. 



OCTOBER and NOVEMBER. fo 

5 St. PlaciJus, &c, mm. *7 

6 St. Bruno, c. d. lb 

7 St. Mark, p. c. 6 .7* 

8 St. Brigit, w, d. 

9 SS. Dionysius, Rusticus, &c. mm. 

10 St. Pauhnus, abp. of York, Mass X.*: 4*2 

11 St. Francis Borgia, c. sd. 673 

12 St. Wilfrid, abp. of York, d. 674 

13 St. Edward, king and c. d. 11. cl. |b. 

14 St. Calistus, p.m. sd. ib. 

15 St. Teresa, v. d. 6:5 

17 St. Hedwiges, w. ' sd. ib. 

1 8 St. Luke, evang. d. II. cl. 676 

19 St. Peter of Alcantara, c. d. 677 

20 Octave- day of St. Edward, d. as on the Feast 674 

21 SS. Ursula, &c. vv. mm. gr. d. 677 

22 St. John Cantius, c, d. 678 

25 St. John of Beverley, abp. of York, c. 679 

26 St. Evaristus, p. m. Mass I. 4*6* 

27 Vigil of SS. Simon and Jude, aps, 680 

28 SS. Simon and Jude, aps. d, II. cl. 6*8 1 

29 Venerable Bede, c, d. 683 
31 Vigil of All Saints ib. 

NOVEMBER, XXX Day*. 

1 ALL SAINTS, d. II. cl. 684 

2 Commem, of all the Faithful departed, d. 687 

3 St. Winefrid, v m. d. 683 

4 St. Charles, bp. c. d. ib. 

8 The Octave-day of All Saints, d. 689 

9 Dedication of our Saviour's Church, d. ib. 

10 St. Andrew Avelline, c. sd. 690 

11 St. Martin, bp. c. d. ib. 

12 St. Martin, p. m. sd. 691 

13 St. Didacus, c. sd. 692 

14 Translation of St. Ercomvald, bp. c. d. ib. 
i 5 St. Gertrude, v. and abbess, d. 693 

1 6 St. Edmund, abp. of Canterbury, c. d, ib. 



* DECEMBER. 

17 St. Hugh, bp. of Lincoln,c. d. 693 

18 Dedic. of the churches of SS. Peter, &c. d. 504 

19 St. Elizabeth, w. d. 694 

20 St. Edmund king, m. gr. d. ib. 

2 1 Presentation of the B. V. M. gr. d. 69 c 

22 St. Cecily, v. m. d. ib. 

23 St. Clement, p. m. sd. ib. 

24 St. John of the Cross, c. rf. 697 

25 St. Catharine, v. m. d, ib. 

26 St. Felix Valois, c. d. 698 
*7 St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, bp. c. d. ib. 

29 Vigil of St. Andrew, m. 521 

30 St. Andrew, ap. d, II. d. $24 

DECEMBER, XXXI Days. 

2 St. Bibiana, v. m, sd. 525 

3 St. Francis Xavier, c. d. 526 

4 St. Peter Chrysologus, bp. c. d. ib. 
St. Berinus, bp. c. d. Mass X,* 482 

6 St. Nicholas, bp. c. d. 537 

7 St. Ambrose, bp. c. D. d. 528 
8' Conception of B. F. Mary d. II. d. 529 

10 St. Melchiades, p. m. Mass I. 461 

n St. Damasus, p c. sd 531 

13 St. Lucy, v. m, d. ib. 

15 Octave-day of the Conception, d. 529 

16 St. Euscbius, bp. m sd. Mass II. 464 
ti St, Thomas, ap. d. II. cl. 533 
25 The NATIVITY of our Lord, d. I. cl. 7* 
16 St. Step hen, ist m. d. II. cl. 78 

27 S*. Jo/*>?, , tp . evang. d. IL cl. 81 
3 #0/y Innocents, d. II. cL 82 

19 *S^, Thomas of Canterbury, bp, m, J. II. cl. 85 

30 Sunday within the Octave of Nativity 86 

31 St. Silvester, p, c. d 533 



ERRATUM in P. 593. 
for XV i, rwd XV. SS. Vitus, Modestus, mm. 



[ xi 3 
INDEX 

To such Masses, Eiymns, &c. a-s could not be included 
in the Calendar or General Index. 

Votive. Masses. 
Mass of the Blessed Trinity - - p. 699 

of the Holy Ghost - - 7 
of the B V. M. from Advent to Christmas 509 

of the B. V. M. from Xmas to Candlemas 510 

of the B. V". M. from Candlemas to Adv. 507 
for the Bridegroom and Bride 704 

for the Sick ... 708 

in the Time of War - - 711 

Masses for the Dead, 

On the day of a person's death or burial 510 

On the 3d, yth, and 30th day after decease 516 

Anniversary Mass of the Dead . 517 

Common Mass of the Dead - 5.18 
Occasional Collects, Secrets, and Postcommu- 

nions, for days that are not douhles 7*13 
Te Dcum, to be sung in time of public thanks- 
giving - - 702 
Paraphrase or translation of Te Deum 703 
Psalm xix. Sxaudiat t for the King 718 
The penitential Psalm Miserere 279 
Ordinary of the Mass . xv 
Pange lingua - 2 75 
The Magnificat - - 279 
V . O faithful Cross, with the Hymn following it 295 



Vexilla Regis 
VicYimiE Paschale 

Litanies and Prayers following ditto 
Adeste fideles 
Veni Creator 
Veni Sancte Spiritus 
Lauda Sion 
dimitti^ 



297 

33 
359 
7.* 
719 
37* 
39^ 
55* 



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A TABLE of Mineable FEASTS. 



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of oui 
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Scptaa- 
'tsima 
Sunday 


yfc//- 

IJW/ttv? 
day. 


Easter. 
Sunday 


Whit- 
Sunday 


S&rc. 

f/'ftV' 

K/i/ 


istSu// 

f \ 

Advent 

__ . _ 1 


iSif 


Feb 1 8 


Mar 7 


Apr 22 


Juneio 


24 


^ec 2 


1811 
1812 


'Vb ic 
an 26 


Feb 27 
Feb 12 


Apr 14 
Mar 2 9 


June 2 
May 1 7 


2 5 
2 7 


3et i 

Nov 29, 


1813 


<eb 14 


Mar 3 


Apr 1.8 June 6 24 


\ov 2 8 ; 


1814 


''eb 6 


Feb 23 


Apr 10 pfay^gj 2 ^ 


Vov 2 7 , 


1815 


[an 22 


Feb 8 


Mar 2 6 


May 14! 28 


3ec 3 


1816 


.Vb II 


Feb 28 


Apr 14 


June 2 


3 S 


3ec i 


1817 


"eb 2 


Feb 19 


Apr 6 May 2 5 26 


S T ov3O' 


1818 


Jan 1 8 


Feb 4 


Mar 2 2 


May 10 28 


\OV29' 


1819 


! 7 eb 7 


Feb 24 


Apr ii 


May3Q 


2 5 


\OV28 


1*820 


fan 30 


Feb 16 


Apr 2 


May 2 1 


2 7 


Dec 3J 


ifoi 


Feb 1 8 


Mar 7 


Apr 22 


Juneio 


2 4 


Dec 2 


lS22 


Feb 3 


Feb 20 


Apr 7 


May 26 


26 


3ec i 


tS25 


[an 26 


Feb 12 


Mar 30 


May 1 8 


2 7 


Nov30 


1824 


Feb 15 


Mar 3 


Apr 18 


June 6 


2 4 


Nov28 


1825 

1826 


Jan 30 
fan 22 


Feb 16 
Feb 8 


Apr 3 i May 2 2 
Mar 26! May 14 


*t 

28 


Nov27 
Dec 3 


1827 


Feb ii 


Feb 28 


Apr 15 


June 7J 2 5 


Dec 2 


1828 


Feb 5 


Feb 20 


Apr 6 May 2 5 26 


Nov 30 


1829 


Feb 5 


Mar 4 


Apr 19) June 7 


2 4 


\ov 29 


i8 3 c 
183 


Feb 7 

Jan 30 


Feb 24 
Feb 1 6 


Apr ii May 30 
Apr 3 [May 2 a 


3 


\OV 7.8; 

Nov 2 7 


1832 


Feb 19 


Mar 7 


Apr 22JJuneic| 24 


Dec 2 


.833 


Feb 3 


Feb 20 


Apr 7 May 2 6 


26 


Dec i 


1834 


Jan 26 


Feb 12 


Mar 30 


May 18 


2 7 


Nov 30 


'8 3 


Feb 15 


Mar 4 


Apr 19 


June 7 24 


Nov 29 


'83 


fan 31 


Feb 17 


Apr 3 


May 22' 26 


Nov 27 


'3 


Jan 22 


Feb 8 


Mar 26 


May 1 4 28 


Dec 3 



( xiii ) 



At sprinkling the Holy Water, before SOL EM if 
MASS (^Sundays, the following' ANTHEMS are 
tung. 



\ Sperges me, 



Ant. 

Domine, hys- 
sopo, et mundabor : la- 
vabis me, et super nivem 
dealbabor. 



Ps. Miserere mei, De- 
ws, secundum magnam 
misericordiam tuam. 

V. Gloria Patri, &c. 

Ant. Asperges me, 



Anth. HP H O U wilt 
JL sprinkle me, 

Lord ! with hyssop, 
and I shall be cleansed : 
thou wilt wash me, and 

1 shall be made whiten 
than snow. 

Ps. Have mercy on me, 
O God, according to thy 
great mercy. 

V. Glory be to the 
Father, &c. 

Anth. Thou wilt sprin- 
kle me, &c. 



The Priest , being returned to the Foot of the Alt'ar 9 

says, 

V. Ostende nobis, V. Shew us, O Lord, 
Domine, misericordiam thy mercy, 
tuam. 



R. Et salutare tuum 
da nobis. 



R. And grant us thy 
salvation. 



V. Domine, exaudi V. O Lord, hear my 
orationem meam. prayer. 

R. Et clamor meus ad 
te veniat. 

V. Dominus 



vobis- 



R. And let my cry 
come unto thee. 

V. May the Lord be 



-turn. 



with you. 



R. Et cum spiritu tuo. R. And with thy spi- 
rit. 

The Prayer, Exaudi, as in the next 
B 



( xiv ) 

From EASTER to WHIT SUNDAY, inclusively, 
instead of the foregoing ANT, Asperges, &c. the 
following is sung, and Alleluias ar& added to the 
V. Ostende nobis, and Us R, Etsalutare, &c. 
ANTHEM. 

VIDI aquam egredi- T Saw 'water flawing 
entem de templo a JL from the right side 
latere dextro, Alleluia: of the temple, Alleluia: 
et o nines ad quos perve- and all to whom that 
nit aqua ista, salvi facti water came, were saved, 
sunt etdicent, Allel. and they shall say," Allel. 

Ps. Confitemini Do- Ps. Praise the Lord, 
mino, quoniam bonus : because he is good: be- 
quoniam in ssecuium cause his mercy endureth 
misericordia ejus. Gloria, forever. Glory, &c. 

The I'rtiycr, Exaudi. 

HEAR us, OholyLcrH, Almighty Father, eter- 
nal God ! and vouchsafe to send thy holy angel 
from heaven, to guard, cherish, protect, visit and 
defend all that are assembled in this place : through 
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

A Preparatory Prayer before Mass. 

PROSTRATE in spirit at the foot of thy holy 
altar, I adore thee, O Almighty God ! and firm. 
ly believe that the Mass, at which f am going to as- 
sist, is the sacrifice of the body and blood of thy Son, 
Christ Jesus. O ! grant that I may assist thereat with 
the attention, respect, and awe due to such august 
mysteries: and that by the merits of the Victim 
there offered for me, T myself may become an 
agreeable sacrifice to thee, who livest and reignest 
with the same Son and Holy Ghost, cue God, . 
World without end. Amen. 



( XV ) 

THE ORDINARY 

Of the MAS*. 



The I'riczt ui ike Foot of the ALar, beginning, saith, 

TN Noinme Patris, J et TN the Name of the 

*- Filii, et Spintus Sane- * Father, and of the 

ti. Amen. Son, and of the Holy 

Ghost- Amen. 

Anth. \ will go unto 
the altar of God. 



R. To God, who re- 
joiceth my youth. 



Ant. Introiboadaltare 
Dei. 

R. Ad Deum, qui Ise- 
tificat juventutem meam. 

Psalm xl i. 

JUDICA me, Deus, et JUDGE me, 
discerne causam me- 
am de gente non sancta : 
ab homineiniquo et do- 
loso erue me. 



R. Qtiia tu es, Deus, 
fortitudo mea quare me 
repulisti ? et quare tristis 
incedo dum affligit me 
inimicus ? 

P Emitte lucem tuam 
et veritatem tuam : ipsa 
me deduxerunt, et ad- 
dux'.-ruat in Montem 
sanctum tiuim, et in Ta- 
be:nacula tua. 

R. Et introibo ad al- 
tare Dei ad Ueum qui 
laetificat juventutem me- 
am. 



O God, 

J and distinguish my 
cause from the nation 
that is not holy : from the 
unjist and deceitful man 
deliver me. 

R. Since thou, O God, 
art my strength, why 
han thou rejected me? 
and why do I go sorrow- 
fu whilst the enemy af 
flicteth me ? 

P. Send forth thy 
light and thy truth : they 
have conducted me and 
brought me unto the ho- 
ly Mount, and into thy 
Tabernacle. 

R. And I will go unto 
the altar of God : to 
God who rejoiceth my 
youth. 



Stvi 



THE ORDINARY 



P. Confitebortibi inci- 
thara, Deus, Deus me. 
us: quare tristis es, ani- 
ma mea ? et quate con- 
turbas me ? 

R. Sperain Deo, quo- 
niam adhuc confitebor 
illi : salntare vultus mei, 
et Deus me us. 
m P. Gloria Patri, etFi. 
lio, et Spiritui Sancto. 

R. Sicut erat in prin- 
cipio, et nunc, et sem- 
per, et in saecula seecu- 
Jorurn. Amen. 

P. Introibo ad altare 
Dei. 

R. Ad Deum quilseti- 
fkat juventutern meam. 

P. Adjutoriurn nos- 
trum in nomine Do- 
mini. 

R. Qui fecit coelum et 
terram. 

P. Confiteor Deo om- 
nipotent], &c. 

R. Misereatur tui om- 
nipotens Deus, et dimis- 
sis peccatis tiiis, perdu- 
cat te ad vitam aeternam. 

P. Amen. 

R. Confiteor Deoom- 
nipotenti beatse Ma rise 
semper Virgini, beato 
Micnaeli Archangelo, 
beato Joanni Baptists;, 
sanctis Apostolis Petro 



P. T will praise thee 
on the harp, O God, my 
God ; why art thou sor- 
rowful, O my soul ? and 
why dost thou disturb 
me? 

R. Hope in God, for 
him will I still praise ; 
he is my God, and the 
Saviour I look for. 

P. Glory be to the Fa- 
ther, and to, &c. 

R. As it was in the 
beginning, is now, and 
ever shall be, world with- 
out end. Amen. 

P. 1 will go unto the 
altar ofGod. 

R. To God who re- 
joiceth my youth. 

P. May onr help be 
in the name of the Lord. 

R. Who made heaven 
and earth. 

P. I confess to Al- 
mighty God, &c. 

R. May Almighty God 
be merciful to thee, and, 
forgiving thee thy sins, 
bring thee to everlasting 
.life. P. Amen. 

R. I confess to Al- 
mighty God, to bles- 
sed Mary, ever a Vir- 
gin, to blessed Michael 
the Archangel, tabU-bsed 
John Baptist, the holy to 



OF THE 

ct Paulo, omnibus sanc- 
tis, et tibi Pater, quia 
peccavi nimis cogita- 
tione, verbo et opere, 
mea culpa, mea en I pa, 
mea maxima culpa. 
Ideo precor beatam Ma- 
riam semper Virginem, 
beatumMichae'emArch- 
angelum, bealum Joan- 
nem Buptistam, sanctos 
Apostolos Petrum et 
Paxilum, oir.nts sanctos, 
et te, Pater, oiare pro 
me ad Dominum Deum 
nostril in. 

P. Misereatur vestri 
omnipotens Deus, et di- 
missis peccatis vestris, 
perdu cat vos ad vitam 
seternam. R. Amen. 

R. Indulgeutiam, abso- 
lutionem, et remissio- 
nem peccatorum nostro- 
rum, tribuit nobis omni- 
potens et misencors Do- 
miniis. R. Amen. 

P. Deus, tu couversus 
vivificabis nos. 



MASS. 



XVII 



R. Et plebs tua 
bitur in te. 

P. Ostende nobis, 
Domine, misericordiam 
tuam. 

R. Et sakitare tuura 
da nobis. 



Apostles Peter and Paul, 
to all the saints, and to 
you, Father, that I have 
sinned exceedingly in 
thought, word, and 
deed, thro' my fault, 
thro' my fault, thro' my 
most grievous fault. 
Therefore I beseech 
blessed Mary, ever a vir- 
gin, blessed Michael the 
Archangel, blessed John 
Baptist, the holy Apos- 
tles Peter and Paul, and 
all the saints, and you, 
O Father, to pray to the 
Lord our God forme. 

P. May Almighty God 
be merciful kmo, you, 
and, forgiving you your 
sins, bring you .to life 
everlasting. R. Amen. 

R. May the Almighty 
and most merciful Lord 
grant us pardon, absolu- 
tion, and remission of 
our sins. R. Amen. 

P. OGod, thou being 
turned towards us, wilt 
enliven us. 

R. And thy people 
will rejoice in thee. 

P. Shew us, O Lord, 
thy mercy. 



R. And grant us thy 
salvation. 



8 1 



XVI 11 



THE ORDINARY 



P. Domine, exaudi 
orationem meam. 

R. Et clamor meus ad 
te veniat. 

P. Dominus fobis- 
cum. 

R, Et cum spiritu tuo. 



my 
cry 



P, O Lord, hear 
prayer. 

R And let my 
come cntothee. 

P. The Lord be with 
you. 

R. And with thy spirit. 



The Priest, going up to the Altar, says, 

Anfer a nobis qusesu- Take away from us 
our iniquities, we be- 
seech thee, O Lord, that 
we mav be worthy to en- 
ter with pure minds in- 
to the Holy of Holies : 
thro' Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 



mus, Domine, iniqimates 
no$tras t ut ad Sancta 
Sanctorum puris merea- 
nuir meiUibus introire : 
per Christum Dominum 
nostrum. Amen. 



When come up to the Alar, bowing down, he says, 



Oramus te, Domine, 
per rnerita sanctorum 
tuortim quorum reli- 
quiae hie siiiit, et omni- 
um sam bMHim, ut iod*;!- 
gere digueris oinma pec- 
cata mea. Amen. 



We beseech thee, O 
Lord, by the merits of 
thy saints, whose relics 
are here, and of all the 
saints, that thou wouldst 
vouchsafe to forgive me 
all my sins. Amen. 



Here, at solemn Masses, the Priest, (after having 
blessed the ince ise and fumed the altar by the sign of 
the Cross, witk the following zcords, Mayest thou be 
blessed by him, in whose honour thou shalt be 
burnt), turns to the book, and reads ^elNTROiT, 
which being every day different, must be sought fur 
in if s proper place. After which, Kyrie eleison and 
Christe eleison arc alternately sung in the ekoir. 



OF THE MASS. Xlx 

P. Kyrie eleison, R. Kyrie eleison, P. Kyrie 
eleison Lord have mercy upon us. 

R. Christe eleison. P. 'Christe eleison. R. Christe 
eleison. Christ have mercy upon us. 

P Kyrie el-ison. R. Kyrie eleison. P. Kyrie 
eleison. Lord have mercy upon us. 

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS. 



GLORIA in excelsis 
Deo, et in terra 
pax hominibus bonae vo- 
luntaris. Laudamus te; 
beiiedicimus te ; adora- 
mus te ; glorificamus te. 
Gratias animus tibi prop- 
ter magnam gloriam 
tuam, Domine Deus, 
Rex cnelestis, Deus Pa- 
ter omnipotens, Domine 
Fill unigeniteJesuCnriste: 
Domine Deus, Agnus 
Dei, Filius Patris, qui 
tollispeccatamundi, mi- 
serere nobis. Qui tollis 
peccata mundi, suscipe 
deprecation em nostrum. 
Qui sedes ad dexteram 
Patris, miserere nobis. 
Quoniam tu solus sanc- 
tus. Tu solus Domi- 
nns. Tn solus altissimus, 
Jesu Christe, cum Sanc- 
to Spiritu, in gloria Dt-i 
Patris. Amen," 



(^ LORY be to God 
T on high, and on 
earth, peace to men of 
good will. We praise 
thee; we bless thee; we 
adore thee; we glorify 
thee. We give thee 
thanks for thy great 
glory, O Lord God, 
heavenly King, God the 
Father Almighty, Q 
Lord Jesus Christ, the 
only begotten Son. O 
Lord God, Lamb of 
God, Son of the Father, 
who takest away the sins 
of the world, have mercy 
on us. \Vho takest away 
the sins of the world, 
receive our prayers. Who 
sittest at the right hand of 
the Father, have mercy 
on us. For thou only 
art holy. Thou only art 
the Lord. Thou only, 
O Jesus Christ, together 
with the Holy Ghost, 
art mon hiiiii in th- glory 
of God the IV 
Aineii. 



XX THE ORDINARY 

Turning tozcards the people, the Priest salutes them, 
saying, 

P. Dommusvobiscum. P. The Lord be with 

you. 
R. Etcumspiritu tuo. R. And with thy 

spirit. 

{j^f After the COLLECT (which may be found in its 

proper place) the following is the second Collect 

from Candlemas day to Passion Sunday, and from 

the 111. Sunday after Pentecost till Advent, except 

on Doubles or within Octaves j) the third is at l/ic 

choice of the Priest, and may be found amongst 

the Occasional Prayers towards the end of the. book. 

II. 'COLLECT. ' A cuncti*. Preserve us, O 

Lord, we beseech thee, from all dange.s of body 

and soul : and by the intercession of glorious and 

blessed Mary, the ever Virgin Mother of God, of 

the blessed apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N. 

and of all the Saints, grant us in thy mercy health 

and peace ; that all adversities and errors being 

removed, thy Church may serve thee with a pure 

#nd undisturbed devotion. 

from Low-Sunday, incluswety, till the Ascension, 
instead of the foregoing is said the COLLECT 
Concede nos. as in the Votive Mass SALVE for 
the B. V. M. 

After the Collect or Collects, the EPISTLE is read. 
At the i\d whereof the Assistants answer, Deo 
gratias; then follows trie GRADUAL w the TRACT, 
(it! of which may be seen in their proper places. 
The Prayer, Munda cor meum, before the Gospel. 

CLEANSE my heart and my lij-s, O Almighty 
God, who didst cleanse the lips of the pro- 
phet Isaiah with a burning coal : and vouchsafe, 
"ihjough thy gracious rnercy ? so to purify me, tha 



OF THE MASS. XXl 

I may worthily attend to thy holy Gospel. Thro* 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

May the Lord be in my heart, and on my lips, 
that I may worthily and in a becoming manner 
attend to his holy Gospel. Amen. 

P. Dominus vobis- 
cam. R. Et cam spiritu 
tuo. 

P. Sequentia (vel ini 



tium; sancti Evang<rlii 
secundum, &c. 



P. The Lord be with 
you. 11. And with thy 
spirit. 

P. The continuation 
(or the beginning) of the 
holy Gospel according 
to, &c. 

R. Glory be to thee, 
O Lord. 



R. Gloria tibi, Do- 
mine. 

The Gospel may be seen in its proper place. 
At the end of the Gospel, the Assistants answer, 

R. Laus tibi, Christe. R. Praise be to thee, 

O Christ. 
Then they say zcith the. Priest 9 in a low voice,, 

May our sins be blotted out by the words ot the 
Gospel. 

The N1CENE CREED. 



CREDO in imum 
DcumPatrem omni 
potentem, factorem coeli 
et terrae, visibi'ium om- 
nium et invisibilium. 

Et in unum Domi- 
nnm Jesum Christum, 
JKihum Dei unigenitum, 
et ex P;,tre natum ante 
omnia sxeula. Deum 
de De-> ; Lumen de Lu- 
rmr.e; Deum verum de 
Deo vero j gtnitum lion 



I Believe in one God, 
the Father Almighty, 
Maker of heaven and 
earth, and of all things 
visihie and invisible. 

And in one Lord Jesus 
Christ, the only begot- 
ten Son ot God, and 
born of the Father he- 
tore ail ages. God of 
God ; Light of Light ; 
true God of true God; 
begotten not made j ton- 



THE ORDINARY 



factum; consubstantia- 
lem Patri, per quern 
omnia tacta snnt. Qui 
propter nos homines, et 
propier noslram salutem 
descend it de coelis, Et 
incarnatus est de Spiri- 
tu Sancio, ex -Maria V 7 ir- 
gine : ET HOMO 
FACFUS EST*. Cru- 
cifixus etiam pro nobis 
sub Poiitio P'lato, pas- 
sus et sepultus est Et 
resurrexit te.tia die se- 
cuncium Scripturas. Et 
ascendit in coelum, sedet 
cul dexteram Patris. Et 
iteram vent urns est cum 
glfcna judicare vivos et 
mortuos; cujus regni non 
erit finis. 



Et in Spjrilnm Sanc- 
tum, Dorainum et vivi- 
ficantcm, qui ex Patre 
Filioqne procedit : qui 
cum Patre et Filiosimul 
adoratur, et cc.igiorifica- 
tnr; qui locutiis est per 
prophetas. Et unam 
sanctam Cathoiicam et 
Apostoiicam Ecclesiam. 
Confiteor unum Baptis- 



substantial to the Fa- 
ther, bv whom all things 
were made. Who for 
us men, and for our -sal- 
vation, came down from 
heaven and became in- 
carnate by the holy 
Ghost of the Virgin 
Mary: AND WAS 
MADE MAN*. He was 
crucified also for us, suf- 
fered under Pontii'S Pi. 
late, and was buried. 
And the third dav he rose 
again according to the 
Scriptures. And ascend. 
ed into heaven, sitteth 
at the right hand ot the 
Father and he is to 
come again with glory 
to judge both the living 
and the dead, of whose 
kingdom there shall be 
no end. 

And in the Holy 
Ghost, the Lord and 
giver of life, who pro- 
ceedt'th from the Father 
and the Son : who, to- 
gether with the Father 
and the Son is adored 
and glorified ; who 
spoke by the prophets. 
And one holy Catholic 
and apostolic Church. 



* At these words the assistants kneel down to adore Gpd 
for the ineffable mystery of the incarnation.* 



OF THE MASS. XXlil 

I confess one baptism for 
the remission of sins. 
And I txpect the resur- 
rection of the dead, and 
the life of the world to 
come. Amen. 

P. The Lord be witli 
you. R. And with thy 
spirit. 

Let us pray. 

Here follows tJie OFFERTORY, which may be 
seen in its proper place. 

OBLATION of the HOST. 

Suscipe, Sancte Pa- Accept, O holy Fa* 

ter, omnipotens seterne ther, almighty and eter- 

Deus, hanc immacula- nal God, this unspotted 

tarn Hostiam, quam ego Host, which I thy un- 
indignus famulus tuus 
offero tibi Deo meo vi- 



ma in remissionem pec- 
catorum. Et expecto re- 
surrectionem rnnrtuo* 
rum, et vitam venturi 

SiECUli. 

Amen. 

P. Dominusvobiscum. 
R. Et cum spiritu 
tuo. 

Or emus. 



vo et vero, pro innume- 
rabilibus peccatis, offen- 
sionibus et negligcntiis 
meis, et pro omnibus 
circumstantibus ; sed et 
pro omnibus fidelibus 
Christianis, vivis atque 
defunctis ; ut mini et 
iS I is proficiat ad salutem 
in vitam aeternam. 
Amen. 

1 the Priest pnts the Wine and Water into the 

Chalice, he says, 

Dens qni humansesub- O God, who in creat- 
stanti?e dignitatem mira- ing human nature, hast 
bi liter condidLti, et mi. wonderfully dignified it, 
rabiiius reformasti, da and s]ill more wonder- 



worthy servant offer un- 
to thee, my living and 
true God, for my innu. 
merable sins, offences, 
and negligences, ;md 
for all here present; as 
also for all faithful 
Christians, both living 
and dead; that it may 
avail both me and them 
unto life everlasting. 
Amen. 



XXIV 



THE ORDINARY 



nobis per hujus Aquae 
et Vini Mysterium, ejus 
divinitatis esse consortes, 
qtii humanitatis nostrre 
fieri dignatus est parti- 
ceps, Jesus Christus FU 
lius tuus Dominus nos- 
ter: qui tecnm vivit et 
regnat in unitate Spiritus 
sancti Deus ; per omnia, 
ssecula saeculorum. 
Amen. 

OBLATION of 

Offer! mus tibi, Do- 
mine, Calicem salutaris, 
tuam deprecantes cle. 
mentiam, ut in conspectu 
di/moe Majestatis tuae, 
pro nostra et totius muu- 
di ' salute cum odore 
suavitatis ascendat. 
Amen. 



fully reformed it, grant 
that by the mystery of 
this Water and Wine, we 
may be made partakers 
of his divine nature, who 
vouchsafed to become 
partaker of our human 
nature, namely, Jesus 
Christ our Lord thy Son, 
who with thee, in the 
unity of, &c. 
Amen. 

the CHALICE. 

We offer unto thee, O 
Lord, the Chalice of Sal- 
vation, beseeching thy 
clemency, that it may 
ascend before thy divine 
Majesty, as a sweet o- 
dour, for our salvation, 
and for that of the whole 
world. Amen. 



When the Priest bows before the Altar, he says, 



In spiritu humi'itatis, 
et in animo contrho sus- 
cipiamur a te, Domine, 
etsic fiat sacrificium nos- 
trnm in con?pectu tuo 
hodie, ut pl-iceat tibi, 
Domine Deus. 



Accept us, O Lord, in 
the spirit of 'humility, 
and contrition of heart, 
and grant, that the sacri- 
fice which we offer this 
day in thy sight, may be 
pleasing to thee, O Lord 
God. 



When he blesses the Bread and Wine, he sai/s, 
Veni, sanctificator, Come, O almighty 

omnipotens eeterne Deus, and eternal God, 

et beijedic hoc sacrifi- 



the 
sanctifier, and bless -ikis 



OF THE M\SS. XXV 

cinm tuo sancto nomini sacr ; fice, prepared for the 
prseparatum. glory of thy holy name. 

U(it\ in solemn classes, he blesses Hie Incense, saying, 



May the Lord, by the 
intercession of the bless- 
ed Michael the arch- 



Per intercessionem 
beati Michael is archaii- 
geli stantis a dextris Al- 
taris Incensi, et omnium angel standing at the 
electorum suorum, in- right hand of the Altar 
censum istud dig-ietur 
Dorninus benedicer^, et 
in odorem suavilatis ac- 



of Incense, and of all his 
elect, vouchsafe to bless 
this incense, and receive 
it as an odour of sweet- 
ness. Thro." Amen. 
At incensing the Bread and Wine, he says, 



cipere. Per Christum 
Dominum nostrum. 



Incensum istud a te 
benedictum, ascendat ad 
te Domine, et descendat 
super 
tua. 



May this f license 
which thou hast blest, 
O Lord, ascend to tjiee, 
nos misericordia and may thy mercy de- 
scend upon us. 

At incensing the Altar, he says, Ps. cxi. 



Diripatur, Domine, 
ratio mea sicut incen- 



Let my prayer, .O 
Lord, ascend, like in- 



sum, in consnectu tuo: cense in thy sight: and 



elevatio manuum mea- 
rum sacrificium vesper- 
tinum. Pone, Domine, 
cnstodiam ori meo, et 
ostium circumstantise la- 
biis meis, ut non decli- 
net ror meam in verba 
malitiae, ad excusandas 
trxcusationes in peccatis. 



the lifting up of my 
hands be as an evening 
sacrifice. Place, O Lord, 
a guard on my momh, 
and a gate of prudence 
before my lips, that my 
heart may not wander 
after words of malice, to 



seek excuses in sin. 
On giving the Ccmcr to the Deacon, he Kays, 
May the Lord enkindle within us the fire of his 
love, and the flame of everlasting chanty. 
Amen, 

C 



THE ORDINARY 

Washing his Hands he sai/s, Ps xxv. 6. 

I will wash my hands 
among the innocent: and 
VP ill encompass thy altar, 
O Lord. 

That I may hear the 
voice of praise : and pub- 
lish all thy marvellous 
works. 

Lord, T have loved the 
beauty of thy house, and 
the place of the habita- 
tion of thy glory. 

Destroy not my soul 
with the impious; and 
my life with men of 
bloody minds* 

In whose hands are ini- 
quities: their right-hand 
is filled with bribes. 



xxvi 



Lavabo inter inno- 
centes man us meas : et 
circumdabo altare Uiuin, 
Domine. 

Ut audiam vocem 
laudis : et enarrem uni- 
versa mirabilia tua. 

Domine, dilexi deco- 
rem domustus5 ? et locum 
habitationis glorise tuse. 



Ne perdcis cum impiis 
animam meam ; et cum 
viris sanguiiium viiam 
meam. 

In quorum manibus 
iniquitates sunt: dextera 
eonim rep! eta est mu- 
nerib'us. 

Ego an tern in inno- 
centia mea ingressus 
sum: redime me, et mi- 
serere mei. 

Pes meus stefit in di- 
recto : in ecclesiis bene- 
dicam te Domine. 



Gloria Patri, 
&c. 



Filio, 



But I have walked in 
my innocence : redeem 
me, and have mercy on 
me. 

My feet have stood in 
the right path : in the as- 
sembly I will bless thee, 
O Lord. 

Glory be to the Father, 
&c. 



Bowing before the middle of the Altar, he says^ 



Snscipe, sancta Trini 
tas, hanc oblationem 
quam tibi ofFerimus ob 
memoriamPassionis, Re- 
surrectionis, et Ascensio- 
nis Jesu Ciiristi Domini 
nostri; et in honorem 



Receive, O holy Tri- 
nity, this oblation which 
we make to thee, in me- 
mory of the Passion, Re- 
surrection, and Ascension 
of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
and in honour of the 



OF THE MASS. 



blessed Mary ever a vir- 
gin, the blessed John 
Baptist, tlu j holy Apostles 
Peter and Paul, and of 
all the Saints ; that it 
may be available to their 
honour and our sal- 
vation : and may they 
vouchsafe to intercede 
for us in heaven, whose 
memory we celebrate on 
earth. Thro' the same 
Christ our Lord Amen. 



beatae Marise semper 

Virginis, et beau Joaunis 

Baptistae, et sanctorum 

Apostolorum Petri et 

Pauli, et istorum, et om- 
nium Sanctorum ; ut ;n 's 

proficiat ad ho-io 

nobis autem ad salutem : 

et illi pro nobis interce- 

dere dignentur in coelis, 

quorum memonam agi- 

111 us in terris. Per eun- 

dem Christum Doininum 

nostrum. Amen. 

Then turning himself towards the People, he says,- 
Oraie Fratres, ut me- Brethren, pray that my 

urn ac vestrum sacrifici- sacrifice and yours may 

urn acceptable fiat apud 

Deum Patrem omnipo- 

tentem. 
R. Suftcipiat Do'minus 

sacrifici urn de manibus 

tuis, ad laudem et glori- 

am iiominis sui, ad utili- 

tatem quoque nostrum, 

toti usque tcclesiae suae 

sanctre. 

Af-er reading the SECRET, which may be seen in 
its proper place, the second Secret from Candle- 
mas-day till Passion Sunday, and from the III. 
Sunday after Pentecost until Advent, (except on 
Doubles, and within Octaves) is the follow ing. 
11. SECRET. Graciously hear us, O God our 

Saviour: that by virtue of this sacrament, thoii 

ina^est detend us from all enemies, of both soul 

and body : grant us grace in this life, and glory in 

the next. 

JPnwi Low Sunday, exclusively^ till the Ascension,* 
C 2 



be acceptable to God the 
Father Almighty. 

R. May the Lord re- 
ceive the sacrifice from 
thy hands, to the praise 
and glory of his name, 
and to our benefit, and to 
that of his hol> Church. 



XXVlll PREFACES. 

instead of the foregoing is said the SECRET, 
May, O Lord, &c. as in the Votive Mas* SALVE 
for the B. V. M. 

P. Per omnia saecula P. World without end. 
sseculorum. R. Amen. R. Amen. 

The Preface. 

P, Dominusvobiscum. P. The Lord he with 
R. Et cum spiritu tuo. you. R. And with thy 
P. Sursnm corda. R. spirit. P. Lift up your 
Habemus ad Dominum. hearts. R. We have 
P. Gratias agamus Do lifted them up to the 
mi no Deo nostro. R. Lord. P. Let us give 
Dignum et justum est. thanks to our Lord God. 

R. It is meet and just. 
The PREFACE on Festivals and other Days that 

have none proper, and in Masses t /(>r the Dead. 

N. B. This mark * refers to the subsequent part of 

the proper Prefaces. 



VEre dign u m et j ust u m 
est, sequum et sal j- 
tare; nos tibi semper, et 
ubique gratia* ai; ere, Do- 
mine sancte, Pater om- 
nipotens, seterne Deus. 
* Per Christum Domi- 
num nostrum : per quern 
majestatem ttiam laudant 
angeli. adorant domina- 
tiones, tremunt potesta- 
tes, coeli coeloruriqne vir- 
tutes, ac beaia seraphim, 
socia exultatioue conce- 
]ebrant. Cum quibus et 
nostras voces, ut admitti 
jubeas cleprecamur, sup- 
pi ici eoo,fessione di- 
cerites : 



i 



T is truly meet and j ust, 
rijjht and available 
to salvation, that we 
should always, and in all 
places, give thanks to 
thee, O holy Lord, Fa- 
ther Almighty, eternal 
God. * Thro' Christ 
our Lord : by whom the 
angels praise thy Majesty, 
the dominations adore it, 
the powers tremble be- 
fore it, the heavens, the 
heavenly virtues, and 
blessed seraphim, with 
common jubilee glorify 
it. Together with whom. 
we beseech thee, that we 
may be admitted to join 
our humble voices, say- 
ing: 



Santus, sanctus, sanc- 
tus, Dominus Deus Sa- 
baoth. Pleni stint coeli 
et terra gloria tua. Ho- 
sanna in excel sis. Be- 
nedictus qui venit in no- 
mine Domini, Hosanna 
in excelsis. 



PREFACES. XXI* 

Holy, hol)% holy, Lord 
God of Sabaoth. Hea- 
ven and earth are full of 
thy glory. Hosanna in 
the highest. Blessed is he 
that comes in the name 
of the Lord, Hosanna in 
the highest. 



On TRINITY SUNDAY, and on evert/ oilier Sunday 
in the Year that has no proper Preface. 



* Qui cum unigenito 
Filio tuoet Spiritu Sanc- 
to tin us es Deus, unus es 
Dominus: non in unius 
siugularitate Personae, 
sed in unius Trim tale 
substantive. Quod enim 
cie tua gloria, revelante 
te, credimus, hoc dtr Fi- 
)io tuo, hoc de Spiritu 
Sancto, sine differentia 
discretions sentimus. Ut 
in confessione verse sem- 
phernseque Deitaiis, et 
inPersonis proprietas, et 
in essentia Uniias, et in 
Majestate adoretureequa- 
Jitas. Quam laudant an- 
geli atque archan^di, 
cherubim quoque ac se- 
raphim, qui non cessant 
clamare quotidie, una 
voce dicentes, sanctus, 
&c. 



* Who, together with 
thy only begotten Son, 
and the Holy Ghost, art 
one God, and one Lord : 
not in a singularity of 
Person, but in a Trinity 
of substance. For what 
we believe of thy glory, 
as thou hast revi.-ale'.l; the 
same \ve believe of thy 
Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost, without any dif- 
ference or distinction. So 
that, in the confession of 
the true and eternal De- 
ity, we adore a distinc- 
tion in the Persons, an 
unity in the essence, and 
an equality in the Ma- 
jesty. Whom the angels 
and archangels, the che- 
rubim also and sera- 
phim praise, and cease 
not daily to cry out with 
one voice, saying, Holy, 
&c. 



From CHRISTMAS-DAY*/// Ike Epiphany: on Corpg 
Christi ; vndou our Lord's Transfiguration. 



XXX PREFACES. 

N. B. Prefaces thus marked f are concluded in the 

name manner ax tins. 
* Quia per incarnati 
Verbi mystenum, nova 
menus nostrse ocuHs lux 
tuse claritatis infulsit: ut 
dum visibiliter, Deum 
cognoscirnus, per hunc 
in invisibilium amorem 
rapiarnur. f Et ideo 
rum angelis et archan- 
gelis, cum thronis et 
dominationibus, cnmque 
omni militia coe'c-stis 
exercitus, hymnum glo- 
rias tuae canimus, sine 
fine dicentes, Sanctus, 
&c. 



* Since bv the myg. 
tery of the Word made 
flesh, a new ray of thy 
glory has appeared to the 
eyes of our souls- that 
while we behold God 
visibly, we may be car. 
ried by lnm to the love 
of things invisible, f And 
therefore with the angels 
and archangels, with the 
thrones and dominations, 
and with all the heavenly 
host, we sing an ever- 
lasting hymn to thy glo. 



ry, saying, Holy, &c. 
On the Epiphany and during its Octave. 



* Quia cum unigenitus 
tuns' in substamia nos- 
trat mortalkatis apparuit, 
nova nos im mortal itatis 
suse, luce reparavit. * Et 
ideo, &c. 



* Because when thy 
only begotten Son ap~ 
peared in the Substance 
of our mortal flesh, he 
repaired us by the new 
light of his immortality. 
f And therefore, &c. 

In LENT till Passion Sunday. 

* Qui corporal i jeju- * Who by this bodily 
nio vicia con.primis, fast extinguishest our 
mentem elevas, virtutern vices, elevatest our under- 
largiris et prssmia. * Per standi ,gs, bestovvest on 
Christum, &c. us virtue 'and its reward. 

* Thro', &c. 

On PASSION andP^LM SUISDAYS, 
Maundy Thuisday and Feasts of t lit [ioly Cross. 

* Qui salutem hnm:ini * Whoha^tappoin'vcd 
generis in ligno Crucis that the sal vaiion ofni-iu, 



PREPACKS. 

constUuisti : ut unde 
mors oriebatur, inde vita 
resurgeret: et qui in lig- 
no vincebat, in lig o 
quoque vinceretur. *Per 
(Christum, &c. 



VERB dignum et jus- 
turn est, sequtim et 
salutare, tequidem, Do- 
mine, omni tempore, sed 
[in hoc potissimum nocte 
?el die, vel] in hoc glo- 
riosius praedicare, cum 
Pascha nostrum immola- 
tus est Chnstus. Ipse 
enim verus est Agnus, 
qui abstulit peccata mun- 
di. Qui mortem nostram 
moriendo destruxit, et 
yitam resurgendo repara- 
vit. f Et ideo, &c. 



I 1 ;, 



xxxi 

kind should be wrought 
on the wood of the cross: 
that from whence death 
came, thence life might 
arise ; and that he who 
overcame by the tree, 
might also by the tree be 
overcome. * Thro 1 , &c. 
From HOLY SATURDAY tilt the Ascension. 

is truly me?t and 
just, right and avail- 
able to salvation, to 
praise thee, O Lord, at all 
tunes, but chieiiy on this 
[night or day, or at this 
time] when Christ our 
Passover was sacrificed 
for us. l ; or lie is the true 
Lamb who hath tak-n 
away the sins of the 
world. Who by dying 
has destroyed our death, 
and by rising again has 
restored us to life. -fAnd 
tin TO fore, &c. 

From ASCENSION DAY till Whitsun-Eve. 



* Per Christum Domi- 
nnm nostrum. Qui post 
fesunectionem suam om- 
nibus disci pulis suis ma- 
nikjtusapparuit, et ipsis 
cernemibus est elevatus 
in ca i lunv ut nos divini- 
su&i tribueret t-sse 
participes. tEt ideo, &c. 



* Thro* Christ our 
Lord. Who after his re- 
surrection appeared 
openly to all his disciples, 
and in their presence as- 
cended into heaven, to 
make us partakers of his 
divine nature. t And 
therefore, &c. 



PREFACES. 

From WHITSUN.EVE till Trinity-Sunday; and in 
Votive Masses of the Holy Ghost. 



* Per Christum Domi- 
num nostrum. Qui ascen 
dens super omnes ccelos, 
sedensque ad dexteram 
tuam, promissum Spiri- 
tum sanctum [hodierna 
die] in filios adoptionis 
efFudit Qua proper pro- 
fusis gaudiis totns in orbe 
terrarum mundus exul- 
tat : sed et sn peruse vir- 
tntes atque angel icae po 
testates, hymnum gloriae 
tuse coRcinunt, sine fine 
dicentes, Sanctus, &c. 



* Thro* Christ our 
Lord. Who ascending 
above all the heavens, 
and sitting at thy right 
hand, didst send down 
the promised holy Spirit 
[this day] upon the chil- 
dren ofadoption. Where- 
fore the whole world dis- 
plays its excess of joy ; 
the heavenly virtues also, 
and all the angelic pow- 
ers, sing in concert an 
everlasting hymn 10 thy 
glory, saying, Holy, &c. 



On FESTIVALS of the B.V MARY (the Purif cation, 
exceptcd) on which is said the Preface of Christ- 
mas, 

in 



Et te in N. Beatse 
Ma rise semper Virgin is 
col a u dare, benedicere, tt 
praedicare. Quae et uni 
genitum tuum Sancti Sni- 
ritus obumbratione con- 
cepit, et Virginitatis glo- 
ria permanente lumen 
seternum mrndo efFudit, 
Jesum Christum Domi- 
nurn nostrum. *Per 
quern, &c. 



* That we should 
praise, bless, and glorify 
thee on the N. of the 
blessed Mary, ever a Vir- 
gin. Who by the over- 
shadowing of the Holy 
Ghost eonceived thy on- 
ly begotten Son, and the 
glory of her virginity still 
remaining, brought forth 
the eternal light of the 
world, Jesus Christ our 
*By whom, &c. 



Lord. 
On the FESTIVALS of the APOSTLES. 

V ERE (lignum et jus- IT is truly meet and 
tumest, sequuaiet just, right and avail- 




then dukt not require 
said J, Ik'hoJ d J cojno ! rt vi* 



THC CANON OF THE MASS. 



salutare, te Domine sup- 
pliciter exorare, ut gre- 
gem tuum Pastor srterne 
n on deseras, sed per bea- 
tos apostolos tuosconti- 
m,a protectione custo- 
dias. Ut iisdem rectori- 
bus gubernetur, quos 
operis'nii vicarios eidem 
contulisti prseesse pas- 
tores. * Et ideo, &c. 



able to salvation, hum. 
bly to beseech thee that 
thou, O Lord, our eternal 
Shepherd, wouldst not 
forsake thy flock, but 
keep it under thy conti- 
nual protection by thy 
blessed apostles. That 
it may be governed by 
those whom thou hast 
appointed its vicars and 
pastors. * And, &c. 



THE CANON OF THE MASS. 



TE igitur clementissi- 
me^Pater, per Jesum 
Christum Filium tuum 
Dominum nostrum, sup- 
pi ices rogamu.?, ac peti- 
IT. us, uti accepta habeas 
et benedicas hsec dona, 
Tiaec munera, hsec sancta 
sacrificia iilibata, im- 
primis, qnae tibi otferimus 
pro Kcclesia tua sancta 
catholica ; quam paci 
ficare, custodire, adu- 
nare, et regere digneris 
toto orbe t^rrarum. una 
cum fanvaio tuo Papa 
nostro N. et Antistite 
nostro N. et Rege nostro 
N. et omnibus Orthodox- 
is, atque Catholicje et 
Apostolic;* F'ulei Culto- 



WE humbly pray 
and beseech thee, 
therefore, most merciful 
Father, thro' Jesus Christ 
thy Son, our Lord, that 
thou wouldst vouchsafe 
to accept and bless these 
Gifts, these Presents,these 
holy unspotted Sacrifices, 
which in the first place 
we offer thee for thy 
holy Catholic Church, to 
which vouchsafe to grant 
peace; as also to pre- 
serve, unite, and govern 
it throughout the world, 
together with thy servant 
N. oi! r Pope, "N. our 
Bishop, and N. our King, 
as also all orthodox be- 
lievers and professors of 
the catholi: and apostolic 
Faith. 



XXXIV 



THE CANON OF THE MASS. 



COMMEMORATTO 

Memento, Domine, 
famulorum famularum- 
que tuarum N. et N. 

He prays silently for th> 

Et omnium circum- 
stantinm, quorum tibi 
fides cognita est, et nota 
devotio, pro quibus tibi 
offerimus, vel qui tibi 
offerunt hoc sacrificiuin 
laudis, pro se, suisque 
omnibus, pro redemp- 
tione animarum suarum, 
pro spe salutis, et inco- 
iumititis sure, tibique 
reddunt vota sua geterno 
Deo, vivo et vero. 

COMMUNICANTES, et 

tnemoriam venerantes, 
imprimis gloriosse sem- 
per Virginia Mafiae, Ge- 
nitricis Dei et Domiai 
nostri jesa Christi, sed et 
beatorurn Apostolorum 
ac Martyrum tuorum, 
Petri et Pauli, A.ndrese, 
Jacobi, Joannis, Thomas, 
Jacobi, Philippi, Bartho- 
iomsei, Matthsei, Simo- 
nis et Thadaei, Lini, 
Cleti, Clemen us, Xysti, 
Cornelii, Cypriam, Lau- 
rentii, Chrysogoni, Jo- 
annis et Pauli, Cosrnse 



N OF THE LIVING. 

Be mindful, O Lord, of 
thy servants, men and 
women, N. and N. 

?e he intends to pray for. 

And of all here pre- 
sent, whose Faith and 
Devotion is known unto 
thee, for whom we offer, 
or who offer up to tivee 
this sacrifice of praise foe 
themscives, their families, 
and friends, for the re- 
demption of their souls, 
for the health and salva- 
tion they hope for, and 
for which tliey now pay 
their vows to thee, the 
eternal, living, and true 
God. 

COMMUNICATING with, 
and honouring in the 
first place, the memory 
of the ever glorious Virgin 
Mary, Mother of our 
Lord and God Jesus 
Christ ; as also ot the 
blessed Apostles and 
Martyrs, Peter and Paul, 
Andrew, Jam s, John, 
Thomas, Jam^s, Philip^ 
Bartholomew , Matthew, 
Si.non and Thadeus^ 
Linus, Cietus, Clement^ 
Xystus, Co:nf. j li s, Cy- 
prian, Lav/rence, Chryso.^ 
goaus, John and. Paul 



THE CANON OF THE MASS. XXXV 

et Damiani, et omnium Cosmas and Damian, and 
Sanctorum tuorum ; quo- 
ruin mentis prccibusque 
concedas, it in omnibus 
protection'^ tuse muuia- 
mur auxilio. Per eun- 
dem Christum Dominurn 



nostrum. Amen. 



of all thy Saints; by 
whose merits and prayers, 
grant that we may be 
always defended by the 
heip of thy protection. 
Thro* the same Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 



Spreading his Hands ovtr the Oblation, he says, 



Hanc i^ffur obla- 
tlonern serviuitis nostrcv, 
sed et cunctae I'arniliai 
luce, cjiisesiimus Domwcy 
ut placates ccipi;isj 
diesque nostros in tua 
pace disponas, atque ab 
aeterna damnatione nos 
eripi, et in Eieciorum tu- 
orum jubeas gr<-ge nu- 
merari. Per Christum 
Dominum nostrum. 
Amen. 

Quam oblationem 1 tu 
Detis in omnibus, q use- 
sum us, benedictam, ad- 
script am, ratam, ratio. 
nabilem, acceptabilem- 
que facere digneris ; ut 
nobis Corpus et Sanguis 
fiat delectissimi Filii tui 
Domini nostri Jesu 
Chrisii. 

Qui pridie qnam pate- 
r< . ".r, accepit pancm in 
sanctas ac vencrabiles 
man us suas. et clevatis 
occulis in ccclum, ad te 
Deiun Patrem suum orri- 



\Vt thcrefure be- 
seecii thee, O Lord, gra- 
riounly to accept this ob- 
lation of our servitude, 
as also of thy whole fa- 
mily ; "dis|)ose our days 
in thy peace, preserve 
us from eternal damna- 
tion, and rank us , in 
the number of thine 
L'ert. Thro' Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

Which oblation do 
thou> O God, vouchsafe 
in all respects, to bless, 
approve, ratify and ac- 
cept 5 that it may be made 
for us the body and blood 
of thy most beloved Son 
Jesus Christ our Lord. 



Who the day before 
he suffered, took bread 
into his holy and vene- 
rable hands, and with his 
eyes lifted up towards 
heaven, giving thanks to 



'XXXV 111 



THE CANON OF THE.MASS. 



sumpserimus, omni bene. 
diccione coelesti et gratia 
repleamur. Per eundem 
Christum Dominum no- 
strum. Amen. 



thy Son at this altar, may 
be filled with every hea- 
venly grace and blessing. 
Thro' the same Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 



COMMEMORATION OF THE DEAD. 



Memento etiam, Do- 
mine, famulorum famu- 



Be mindful, O Lord, 
of thy servants N. and N. 



larumque tuarum N. et who are gone before us, 
N. qui nos prsecesserunt with the sign of Faith, 
cjiimsigno Fidei, et dor- 
miunt insomno pacis. 



and rest in the sleep of 
peace. 

Here particular mention is sihnthj made of such of 
the Dead as arc to be prayed j or. 

To these, O Lord, and 
to all that sleep in Christ, 
grant, we beseech thee, 
a place of refreshment, 
light, and peace : thro' 
the same Christ our Lord. 



Ipsis, Domine, et om- 
nibus in Christo quies- 
cantibus, locum refrige- 
rii, lucis et pncis, ut in- 
dulgeas deprecamur: per 
eundem Christum Do- 
minum nostrum. Amen. 



Amen. 



Here, slri k i ng h is 
Nobis quoque pecca- 
toribus famulis tuis de 
multitudine miseratio- 
pum tuarum sperantibus 
I>artem aUquam et so- 
cietatem donar j digneris, 
cum tuis sancMs apostolis 
et mart.yribtis cum Jo- 
anne, Stephano, Mat- 
thia, Barnaba, Ignatio, 
Alexandro, Marcel lino, 
Petro, Felicitate, Per- 
petua, Agatha, Lucia, 
Agriete, Csecilia, Anas* 



Breast, the Priest says, 

Also to us sinners, thy 
servants, confiding in the 
multitude of thy* mercies, 
vouchsafe to grant some 
part and fellowship with 
thy holy apostles and 
martyrs; with John, Ste- 
phen, Matthias, Barna- 
bas, Ignatius, Alexander, 
Marcel line, Peter, Fell, 
citas, Perpetua, Agatha, 
Lucy, Agnes, Cecily, 
Anastasia, and wilh all 
thy saints: into whose 



tasia, et omnibus sanctis 
tuis : intra quorum nos 
consortium, nonaestimu- 
tor meriti, sed venise, 
quaesumus largitor ad- 
mitte. Per Christum Do- 
mi nu m nostrum. 

Per quern hsec om- 
nia, Domine, semper 
bona creas, sanrti fl- 
eas, vivincas, benedicis, 
et prsestas nobis. Per 
ipsum, et cum ipso, et 
in ipso, est tibi Deo Patri 
omnipotent!, in unitate 
Spiritus Sancti, orrmis 
honor et gloria. 

P. Per omnia saecula 
Eseculorum. R. Amen. 

Oremus. 

PRseceptis sahitaribus 
moniti, et d.vina 
institutioae formati, au- 
demus dicere : 

Pater noster, qni es in 
coelis, sanctificettir no- 
men tuum ; adveniat 
regnum tuum : fiat vo- 
luntas uia sicut in coelo, 
H ii, terra : pjnem nos- 
trum quotidianum da 
nohis iiudie ; <?t dimiite 
nob ; .s el-, bita nostra, si- 
cut et nos dhnittimus 
debitoribus nostris: et ne 
D 



THR>CANON OF THE MASS. XXXIX 

company we beseech 



thee to admit us, not in 
consideration of our me- 
rit, but of thy own gra- 
tuitous pardon. ThfO* 
Christ our Lord. 

By whom, O Lord, 
tbou dost always cre- 
ate, sanctify, quicken, 
bless, and give us all 
these pood, things. By 
him, a;ul with bim, 
and in him, is to thee, 
God the Father Almigh- 
tv, in the unity of the 
Holy Ghost, ail honour 
and ^lory. 

P. For ever and ever. 
R. Amen. 

Let us pray. 

BEi'ig instructed by 
thy saving precepts, 
and following iny divine 
directions, we presume 
to say ; 

Our Father, who art 
in heaven, hallowed be 
thy name : thy kingdom 
CD e : thy will he done 
o;> earth, as it is in hea- 
ven . give us this day our 
daily DfcaJ ; and forgive 
us our trespa_sses, as we 
forgive tiit- m that trespass 
against us. And lead us 
not into temptation ; 



xl 



THE CANON OF THE MASS. 



nos inducas in tentatio- 
nem : R. Sed libera nos 
a malo. P. Amen. 

Libera nos, quaesum us, 
Domine, ab omnibus 
mails, preEteritis, prse- 
sentibus et futuris : et in 
tercedente beata et glo- - 
riosa semper Virgine Dei 
Genitrice Maria, cum 
beatis apostolis tnis Petro 
et Paulo, atque Andrea, 
et omnibus sanctis, da 
propitius pacem in die- 
bus nostris : ut ope mi- 
sericordiae tuse adjuti, et 
a peccato simus semper 
liberi, et ab omnia per- 
tufbatione securi. Per 
eundem Dominum nos. 
trum Jesum Christum Fi- 
lium tuum, qui tecum 
vivit et regnat, in imitate 
Spiritus Sancti, Deus. 

P. Per omnia ssecula 
saeculorum. R. Amen. 

P. Pax Domini sit 
semper vpbiscum. 



R. Et cum 



tuo. 



R. But deliver u* from 
evil. P. Amen. 

Deliver us, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, from all 
evils past, present, and to 
come : and by the in- 
tercession of the blessed, 
and ever glorious Virgin 
Mary Mother of God, 
and of the holy apostles 
Peter and Paul, and of 
Andrew, and of all the 
saints, mercifully grant 
peace in our days : that 
thro' the assistance of thy 
mercy, we may be al- 
ways free from sin, and 
secure from all disturb- 
ance. Thro* the same 
Jesus Christ, thy Son our 
Lord, who with thee and 
the Holy Ghost liveth 
and rei^neth, God. 

P. World without end. 
R. Amen. 

P May the peace of 
the Lord be always with 
you. 

R. And with thy spirit. 



Breaking the Host, he puts a Particle thereof into the 
Chalice, sat/ing, May this mixture, and consecra- 
tion of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, be to us that receive it effectual to eternal 
life. Amen. 
Then- bowing, and striking his Breast t he says, 



THE CANON OF THE MASS. 

Agnus Dei, qui tollis 
peccata mundi, 

* miserere nobis, 

* miserere nobis, 

* dona nobis pacem. 



xli 

Lamb of God, who 
takest away the sins of 
the world, * have mercy 
upon us, * have mercy 
upon us, * give us peace. 



In Masses for the DEAD he says twice, Give them 
rest; ' and lastly, * Give them eternal rest. 

The following Prayer is also omitted. 
Domine Jesu Christe, Lord Jesus Christ, who 
saidst to thy apostles, 1 
leave you peace, I give 
you my peace, regard 
not my sins, but the 
faith of thy Church -, and 
grant her that peace and 
unity which is agreeable 



qui dixisti apostolis tuis 
pacem relinquo vobis, 
pacem meam do vobis, 
ne respicias peccata mea, 
sed fidera Ecclesise tuse ; 
eamque secundum vo- 
luntatem tuam pacifi- 
care et coadunare digne- 
ris : qui vivis et regnas 
Deus, per omnia saecula 
saeculorum. Amen. 

Domine Jesu Christe, 
Fili Dei vivi, qui ex vo. 
luntate Patris, co-ope- 
rante Spiritu Sancto, per 
mortem tuam mundum 
vivificasti, libera me per 
hocsacro- sanctum corpus 
et san^uinem tuum ab 
omnibus iniquitatibus 
meis, et universis malis : 
et fac me tuis, semper 
inhserere mandatis, et a 
te nunquam separari per- 
mittas : qui cum eodem 
Deo Patre et Spiritu 
Sancto vivis et regnas 



to thy will i who livest 
and reign est for ever afr<i 
ever. Amen. 

Lord Jesus Christ, Son 
of the living God, who, 
according to the will of 
thy Father, hast by thy 
death, thro 1 the co-opera- 
tion of the Holy Ghost, 
given life to the world, 
deliver me by this thy 
most sacred body and 
blood from all my ini- 
quities, and from all 
evils j and make me al- 
ways adhere to thy com- 
mandments, aiid never 
suffer me tobeseparate^ 
from thee: who 



X lii THE CANON OF THE MASS. 

Pens in ssecula saeculo- and reignest with God 

rum. Amen. the Father in the unity 
of, &c. Amen. 

Perceptio corporis tui, Let not the participa- 

Domine Jesu Cbriste, tion of thy body, O Lord 

quod ego indignus su- Jesus Christ, which I, 

mere pisesumo, non mi- tho' unworthy, presume 

hi proveniat .n judicium to receive, turn to my 

ct condernntionem , sed judgment and condem- 

pro tun pieUHe prosit nation ; hut thro' thy 

inihi ad tutamentum mercy, may it be a safe- 

mentis et corporis, et ad guard and remedy, both 

Biedelam '^ercipiendam: of soul and bod\ : who 

qui vivis et regnas cum with God the Father, in 

Pep Patre, in .unitate the unity of the Holy 

Spiritus Sancti Deus per Ghost, Hvest and reigiiest 

oninia ssecula sceculo- God for ever and t-vtr. 

rum. Amen. Amen. 

Ticking the Host in his Hands, he says, 

Panem coelesterri ac- I will take the bread of 

cipiiim, et nornen Do- heaven, and call upon 

mini invocabo. the name of our Lord. 

Striking his Breast, in Humility and Devotion, lie 

says thrice, 

Domine, non sum dig- Lord, I am not worthy 
lius ut iutrts sub tectum that thou sbouUIst enter 
meum , sed tantum die under my roof; say but 
yerbo, et sanabitur ani-- the word, and my soul 
rna mea. shall be healed. 

Receiving rroerrntly both Parts of the Host, he, says, 

Corpus Domini nostri May the body of our 
Jesu Christ! custodial Lord Jesus Christ pre r 
animam meam in vitam serve my soul to life 
getemam. Amen. everlasting. Amen. 

Taking the Chalice, he says, 
.Quid retribuam JDomi- What return shall 1 



THE CANON OF THE MASS. xllii 

no pro omnibus quae re- make the Lord for all he 
tribuii niiin ? C aiicem has givt-n to me ? I will 
saluuiris accipiam, et no- take tr.e Cftalice of sal- 
men Domini iuvocabo. vation, and call upon 
Laudans irjvocabo Do- the name of the Lord, 
xninum, et ab imimcis Praising I wsii call upon 
nieis salvus ero. the Lord, and shall be 

saved from my e .emies. 
Receiving the Blood of our Saviour, he says, 
Sangms Domini nostri The biood ->f our Lord 
Jesu Christi custodiat Jesus Chris 1 preserve my 
animam meam in vitam soul to everlasting life, 
aeternam. Amen. Amen. 

Taking thefrst Ablutim, he sriys, 
Qnod i>re sumpsiimis, Gran*, Lord, that what 
Domine, pura meute ca- we have taken with our 
piamus, et de munere mouth, we may receive 
temporal!, fiat nobis re- with a pure mind, that 
medium sempiternum. of a temporal gfift it may 
become to us an eternal 
remedy. 

Taking the second Ablution, he says, 
Corp pa tu urn Domine, May thy body, OLord, 
quod sumpsi, et sanguis which 1 have received, 
quern potavi, adhaereat and thy blood which I 
viscer busmeis; et praesta, have drank, cleave to my 
ut in me non remaneat bowe's; and grant, ihat 
scvlemm macula, quern no stain of sin may 
pura et sancta refecerunt remain in me, who have 
sacramenta. Qui vivis been fed with this pure 
et legiias in sseci la sac- and holv sacrament. Who 
.culorum. Amen. livest and reignest, &c. 

fton he return* to the Book, and rcudx ///eCcMMU- 

NION, which- miiy be scot in ii$ proper Ftuci. 
Dominus vobiscum. The Lord be with you. 

R. Et cum spiritu tuo. R. Ar.d with thy spirit. 
Orenius. Let us pray* 



XllV THE CANON OF THE MASS. 

From Candlemas- day till Passion Sunday, and from 

the III. Sunday ajtcr Pentecost until Advent, (or. 

cept on Doubles and within Octaves) after the 

proper Po ST c O M M u N I o N , the following is the 

II. POSTCOM {Mundet) May the oblation 

of this divine sacrament, we beserch thee, O Lord, 

both cleanse and defend us ; and by the intercession 

of the blessed Mary the Virgin- Mother of God, of 

the blessed apostles Peter and Paul, of blessed N. 

and of all the saints, free us from all sin, and deliver 

us from all adversity. 

JirojH Low Sunday exclusively, till the Ascension, in- 
stead of the foregoing, is said the P. Co MM. Sumptis, 
&c. as in tL Votive Mass SALVE fur the B. V. M. 
After the Postcommunion is added the Prayer, 
(Etfawulos.) 

DEFEND also, O Lord, from all adversity, thy 
servant N. our Pope, N. our Bishop, George 
our King, Charlotte our Queen, and the royal is. 
sue, together with the people and army committed 
to bis care: grant peace in our days, and banish 
all wickedness from thy Church : thro', &c. 

Dominus vobiscum. The Lord be with you, 

R. Et cumspiritu tuo. R. And with thy spirit. 

Itc missa est, (vel) Be- Go, you are dismissed, 
nedicamus Domino. (or) Let us bless theLord. 

R. Deo gratias. R. Thanks be to God. 

In Masses for the Dead. 

P.Requiescant in pace. P. May they rest in 

R. Amen. peace. R. Amen. 

Bowing before the Altar, the Priest says, 

Placeat tibi sancta Let the performance 
Trinitas, obsequium ser- of my homage be pleasing 
vitutis meoe; et praesta, to thee, O holy Trinity : 
ut sacrifkium quod oc- and grant that the sacri- 
culis tttse Majestatis in- fice which I, tho'unwor- 
dignusobtuli, tibi sit ac- thy, have offered vip in 
ceptabile, mihique, et the sight of thy Majesty, 



THE CANON OF THE MASS. 



xlv 



omnibus proquibus illud 
obtuli, sit te miserante, 
prop'tiabile. Per Chris- 
tum Domiiuim nostrum. 
Amen. 



may be acceptable to 
thee, and thro' thy mercy 
be a propitiation tor me, 
and all those for whom it 
has been offered. Thro*. 



Turning himself towards the People, he gives them his 
Blessing, spying, 

May Almighty God, the Father, Son, and Holy 
Ghost, bless you. Amen. 

P. Our Lord be wit* 1 
you. R. nd with tl^ 
spirit. P, The Beginning 
of the Gospel according 
to St. John. R. GlorY 
be to thee, O Lord. 
TN the beginning was 
-* the Word, and the 
Wo 1 d was with God, and 
God was the Word : j:he 
same was in the begin- 
ning with God. All things 
were made by him, and 
without him was made 
nothing that was made j 
in him was lite, and the 
life was the light of men : 
and the light shineth in 
darkness,and the darkness 
did not comprehend it. 

There was a man tent 
from God, whose name 
was John. This man 
came for a witness, to 
give testimony of the 
light, that all men might 
believe thro' him. He 
was not the light, but 



P. Dominus vobiscum. 
R. Et cum spirit u tuo. 
P.Initium sanctiEvange- 
lii secundum Joannem. 
R. Gloria tibi,' Domine. 

TN principio erat Ver- 
* bum, et Verbum erat 
apud Deum ; et Deus 
erat Verbum : hoc erat in 
principio apud Deum. 
Omnia per ipsum facta 
sunt, et sine ipso factum 
est nihil, quod factum 
eat : in ipso vita erat, 
et vita erat hixhominum: 
et lux in tenebris lucet, et 
tenebrse earn non com- 
prehendemnt. 

Fuit homo missus a 
Deo, cui nomen erat Jo- 
annes. Hie venit in tes- 
timonium, ut testimoni- 
um perhiberet de lumi- 
ne, ut oiiines crederent 
per ilium. Non erat ille 
lux j sed ut testimonium 



V. R. AND PRAYER. FOR THE KING. 



perhiberet de lumine. 
Erat lux veraqnae illumi- 
nat omnem hominem 
venientem in hunc rmm- 
dum. 

In mundo erat, et 
mundus per ipsum factus 
est, et mundus eum non 
cognovit. In propria 
venit, et suieum non re- 
ceperunt. Quotquotau- 
tem receperunt eum, de- 
dit eis potestaum filios 
Dei fieri : his qui ere- 
dunt in nomine ejus, qui 
non ex sanguinibus, ne- 
qne ex voluntate carnis, 
jieque ex voluntate viri ; 
sed ex Deo nati sunt; Et 
VERBUM CARO FACIUM 
EST, et habitavit in no- 
bis; et vidimus gloriam 
ejus, gloriam quasi uni- 
geniti a Patre, plenum 
gratiae et ventatis. 



R* Deo gratias. 



came to give testimony 
of the light. He was the 
true light which eniight- 
eneth every man that 
cometh into this world. 

He was in the world, 
and the world was made 
by him, and the world 
knew him not. He came 
unto his own, and his 
own received him not. 
But as many as received 
him, to them he gave 
power to become the 
sons of God : to those 
that believe in his name, 
who are born, not of 
blood, nor of the will of 
theflesh, nor of the will 
of man, but of God ; 
And THE WORD WAS 
MADE FLESH, and dwelt 
among us; and we saw 
his glory, as it were the 
glory of the only begot- 
ten of the Father, full. of 
grace and truth. 

R. Thanks be to God. 



After solemn Muss, the following VEKSICLES and 

RESPONSES are sung for the King. 
V. Donu;;e, salvum facRegem nostrum Georgium. 
R Etexaudi nps in die qua invocaverimus te. 
V. Gloria Patri, et Fi'io, et Spiritui Sancto. 
R. Sicut erat in principio, &c. 

Prajer. (Qusesumus.) 

WE beseech thee, 6 Almighty God, that thy 
servant, George our King, who thro' thy 



BEFORE, AND AT THE BENEDICTION. 

mercy hath undertaken the government of these 
realms, may also receive an increase of all virtues, 
wherewith being adorned, he. may avoid every enor- 
mity of sin, [vanquish his enemies,] and being ren- 
dered acceptable in thy sight, may, together with 
Charlotte our Queen, and the royal issue, come at 
length tothee, who art the way, the truth, and the 
life. Thro'. 

Whilst the Priest (before the Benediction) is taking 
the B. Sacrament out of the Tabernacle, the fol- 
lowing Hymn is generally sung : 



OSalutaris hpstia ! 
Quse coeli pandis 
ostium : 
Bella premunt hostilia: 



Da robur, ferauxilium. 

2. Uni trinoque Do- 
mino, 
Sitsempiterna gloria: 

Qui vitam sine termino, 
Nobis donet in patria. 



Sacra- 



TAntum ergo 
mentum, 
Veneremur cernui 



Et antiquum docu men- 
tum 
Novo cedat ritui ; 



Saving Host! that 

he aven's gate 
Laidst open at so dear a 

rate : 
Intestine wars invade our 

breast ; 
Be thou our strength, 

support, and rest. 
2. To God the Fatrfer, 

and the Son, 
And Holy Spirit, Three 

in One, 
Be endless praise : may 

HE above, 

With life eternal crown 
our love. 

At the Benediction. 



TO this mysterious 
table now, 
Our knees, our hearts, 

and sense we bow: 
Let ancient rites resign 

their place 

To nobler elements of 
grace: 



xlviii 



AT THE BENEDICTION. 



Praestet fides supplement 

turn, 
Sensuum defectui. 

Genitori, genitdque 
Lauset jubilatio: 

Salus, honor, virtus, quo. 

que, 
Sit et benedictio ; 

Procedenti ab utroque, 

Comparsit laudatio. 

Amen. 

V. Panem de coe'o, 
prestitisti eis, Alleluia. 

R. Omne delectamen- 
tum in se habentem, Al- 
leluia. 



And faith for all defects 

supply, 
Whilst sense is lost in 

mystery 
To God the Father 

born of none, 
To Christ his co- eternal 

Son, 
And Holy Ghost, whose 

equal rays 
From both proceed, be 

equal praise ; 
One honour, jubilee, and 

fame, 
For ever bless his glorious 

name. Amen. 
V. Thou hast given 
them bread from heaven, 
Alleluia. 

R. Replenished with 
whatever is delicious, 
Alleluia. 



The Prayer. 



T^vEUS, qui nobis, sub 
JLJ sacramento mira- 
bili passionis tuae memo- 
riam reliquisti ; tribue 
queeSfotoius, ita nos cor- 
poris et sarguinis tui, 
tacra mysteria venerari 
ut redemptionis tui fruc- 
tum in nobis jugiter 
gentiamus. Qui. 



OGod, who in this 
wonderful sacra- 
ment, hast left us a per- 
petual memorial of thy 
passion : grant us, we 
beseech thee, so to re- 
verence the sacred mys- 
teries of thy body and 
blood, as in our sou !> :o 
be always sensible of the 
redemption thou hast 
purchased for us. Who. 



PROPER MASSES 

For the Sundays and Moveable Feasts. 

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT. 

HPH5 Church employs the four weeks that precede 
JL Chrijhnas in preparing the faithful for that great fo- 
lemnity ; hence the beginning of the ecclefiaftical year is 
called Advent, from the Latin word Advent us > which figni- 
fiesthe coming, viz. of JelusChrirt. Our firfl parents, (bust 
after their fall, were comforted with the prediction of this 
great event, when God aflu red them that the time would 
come when * the feed of the woman mould crufh the 
" head of the ferpent." This promife was renewed to 
Abraham, confirmed to Ifaac, determined to the tribe of 
Juda, fixed in the houfe of David ; and lailly, the time 
of its peifeft accomplimment was exactly calculated by 
the prophet Daniel. 




INTROLT. Ps. xxiv. 

TO thee have I raised /JD te levavi anin?>m 
up my soul : O my -" weam : Deus meus t 
Cjod, in thee I trust, let in te confido, non crubts- 
aiv. not be put toshame: cam: ncquc irridcant me 
E 



50 FIRST SUNDAY 

neither let my enemies inimici mei : etenim uni* 
scoff at me : for none versi, qui te expectant, 
shall be disappointed, non confundentur. Ps. 
who wait for thee N Ps. Vias tuas, Domine, de- 
Shew to me, O Lord, thy monstra mihi : et scwitas 
ways: and teach me thy tuas edoceme. 
paths. 

F. Glory, &c. V. Gloria Patri, t. 

To thee, &c. to Ps. Ad te, %c. to Ps. 

And thus the Introit is always repeated. 
Gloria in excelsis is omitted from this Sunday till 

Christmas, and from Septuagesima until Eas- 
ter, unless on doubles, <$r. 

COLL. Excita, qu(?s.- Exert, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, thy power, and come ; that by thy protec- 
tion we may be freed from the imminent dangers of 
our sins, and be saved by thy mercy, who liveth 
and reigneth, &c. U. Amen. 
1'ror/i this day to Christmas-eve, after the Collect of 
the dai/ y the tico following Collects are said. 

n. COLLECT. Dem qid O God, who wast 
pleased that thy Word, when the angel delivered his 
message, should take flesh in the womb of the bles- 
sed Virgin Mary ; give ear to our humble petitions ; 
and erant, that we who believe her to be truly the 
Mother of God, may be helped by her prayers. 

III. COLLECT. Eccl. ^.Mercifully hear, 
we beseech thee, O Lord, the prayers of thy Church, 
that all oppositions and errors being removed, she 
may servo* thee with a secure and undisturbed devo- 
tion. Thro*, &c. Amen. 

Or instead of the last Collect, (Eccl. tuse,) the follow-, 
ing may be. said. 

COLLECT. Deus omnium. O God, the pastor 
and governor of all the faithful, look down in thy 
mercy on thy servant N. whom thou hast appointed 
Pastor over thy Church : and grant, we beseech 
thee, that, both by word and example, he may ediiy 



IN ADVENT. 51 

all those that are under his charge, and, with the 
flock intrusted to him, arrive, at length, at eternal 
happiness. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Rom. xiii. 11. i4.~Brethren : Know 
that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For 
now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. 
The night is past, and the day is at hand : IK us 
therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on 
the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the 
day : not in rioting and drunkenness : not in 
chambering and impurities: not in contention and 
envy : but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ. 

GRAD. Ps. xxiv. None, O Lord, who wait 
for thee, shall be disappointed. V. Thy ways, O 
Lord, make known to me, and thy paths do thou 
teach, me. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. Shew us, O Lord, V. Ostendc nobis, Do. 
thy mercy, and grant us mine, misericord'uun tuuni, 
thy salvation. Alleluia. et salutare tuum da nbbis. 
Alleluia. 

<EOptl. Luke x*i. 25. 33. At that time-. 
Jesus said to his disciples- There shall be signs in the 
sun, and in the moon, and in tfte stars: and upon 
the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confu- 
sion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves, men 
withering away lor fear, and expectation of what 
shall come upon the whole world. For the powers 
of the heavens shall be moved : and then they shall 
see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great 
power and majesty. But when these things begin 
to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads : 
because your redemption is at hand. And he spoke 
to them a similitude: See the fig tree and all the 
trees: when they now shoot forth their fruit, you 
know the summer is nigh : so likewise when you see 
these things come to pass, know that the kingdom 
of God is at hand. Amen, 1 say to you, this gene, 
ration shall not pass away, till all things be fultilled. 



52 FIRST SUNDAY 

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my word 
shall not pass away. CREDO. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. xxiv. To thee have I raised 
xip my soul ; O my God, in thee 1 put my trust, let 
me not be put to shame: neither let my enemies 
scoff at me ; for none shall be disappointed who 
wait for thee. 

SECRET. Grant, O Lord, that these sacred 
mysteries may cleanse us by their powerful virtue, 
and bring us with greater purity to him, who was 
the author and institutor of them. Thro'. 

1L SECRET. Strengthen, we beseech thee, O 
Lord, in our souls, the mysteries of the true faith : 
that we who confess him, that was conceived of a 
Virgin, to be true God, and true man, may, by 
the power of his saving resurrection, deserve to 
come to eternal joys. Thro' the same, &c. 

ill. SECRET. Protect us, O Lord, while we 
assist at thy sacred mysteries, that being employed 
in acts of religion, we may serve thee both in body 
and mind Thro'. 

Instead of the last, may be said the following. 

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, with the offer, 
ing we have made, and cease not to protect thy 
servant N. whom thou hast been pleased to appoint 
Pastor over thy Church. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. Ixxxiv. The Lord will give his kind 
blessing, and our land shall yield its fruit. 

P, COMM. Suscipiamus. May we receive, O 
Lord, thy me^cy in the midst of thy temple, that 
with due honour we may prepare for the approach, 
ing solemnity of our reparation. Thro'. 

11. P COMM. Gratiam tuam. Pour forth, we 
beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts, 
that we, who, by the message of an angel, have 
known the incarnation of thy Son, the Christ, may 
by his passion and cross, come to the glory of his 
resurrection. Thro'. 



IN ADVENT. 53 

111. P. COMM. Qutfsumus.We beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, not to leave exposed 10 the dan- 
gers of human life, those whom thou hast permitted 
to partake of those divine mysteries. Thro'. 

Instead of the last, may be said the following. 
P. COMM M-IV the participation of this divine 
sacrament protect us, we beseech thee, O Lord : 
and a' ways procure safety and defence to thy servant 
N. whom thou hast -p; ointed Pastor over thy 
Church, together with the flock committed to his 
charge. Thro' 

Imteaa o> itt, missa est, is said, Benedicamus Do- 
mino: which rule is always to be observed when the 
Gloria in excelsis is omitted. 

On the week days in Advent, the Mass of the fore* 
going Sunday is said, unless there be a proper Mass 
for the day, but the Alleluias and V.Jollowing the 
Gradual are omitted. 

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT. ' 
INTROIT. Is. xxx. 

PEople of Sion, be- pOpulus Sion, ecceDo- 
hold the Lord will minus veniet ad sal- 

come to save the Gen- vandas Gentes : et audi- 
tiles : and the Lord will" tamfaciet Dominus glori* 
make the glory of his am vocis sues in l&titia 
voice heard to the joy of cordis vestri. Ps. 79. Qui 
your hearts. Ps. 79. regis Israel intends: gui 
Thou who nil est Israel, deducts velut ovem, Jb- 
hearken: thou who lead. seph. V.Gloria* 
est Joseph like a sheep. 
F. Glory. 

COLLECT. Excita, Pornine. Stir up, OLord, 
our hearts to prepare the ways of thy only begotten 
Son : that by his coming we may be enabled to serve 
thee with pure minds. Who liveth. 

For the U, and III. Collects, see the first Sunday, 
page 50. 



54 SECOND SUNDAY 

EPISTLE. Horn. xv. 4. 13. Brethren: What 
things soever have been wrote, were written for our 
instruction, that by patience and the comfort of the 
scriptures we might have hope. Now the God of 
patience and comfort grant you to be of one mind 
one towards another, according to Jesus Christ j 
that with one mind and with one mouth you may 
glorify God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Wherefore receive one another, as Christ also hath 
received you to the honour of God. For I say that 
Jesus was minister of the circumcision for the truth 
of G6d, to confirm the promises made to the Fathers. 
But that the Gentiles are to glorify God for his mer- 
cy, as it is written: " Therefore I will confess to 
thee, O Lord, among the Gentiles, and will sing to 
thy name." And again: the same prophet saith : 
" Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people." And 
again : " Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and magnify 
him.all ye people." And again Isaiah saith : " There 
shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise up to 
rule the Gentiles, in him the Gentiles shall hope." 
Now the God of Mope fill you with all joy and peace 
in believing, that you may abound in hope, and in 
the power of the lloly Ghost. 

GR AD. Ps. xlix. He shall come in his comeli- 
ness and beauty from Sion j God will come visibly. 
V. Gather to him his saints, who have observed his 
covenant more than sacrifice. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. I rejoiced at what V. L&tatus sum in his 
was told me : w j are to qua dicta sunt mihi : in 
go up to the house of the domum Domini ibimus. 
Lord. Alleluia. Alleluia. 

<f?0#peU Matt. xi. 2. io. At that time: 
When John had heard in prison the works of 
Christ, sending two of his disciples he said to him : 
Art thou he that art to come, or do we look for ano- 
ther? And Jesus making answer, said to them ; Go 
and reUte to John what you have heard and seen. 



IN ADVENT. 55 

The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleans- 
ed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have 
the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he that 
shall not be scandalized in me. And when they 
went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitude, 
concerning John : What went you out into the de- 
sert to see ? A reed shaken with the wind ? But what 
went you out to see ? A man cloathed in soft gar- 
ments? BehoVl, they that are cloathed in soft gar- 
ments are in the houses of kings. But what went 
you out to see? A prophet? Yea, f tell you, and 
more than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is 
written: *' Behold, I send my angel before thy face, 
who shall prepare thy way before thee." CREDO. 

OFFERT. Turning to us, O God, thou wilt re- 
store us to life, and thy people shall rejoice in thee. 
Shew us, O Lord, thy mercy, and grant us thy sal- 
vation, 

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, by our humble prayers and sacrifices ; and 
altho 1 we can alledge no deserts on our part, grant 
us thy protection. Thro'. 

For the If. and 1 1 [ Secrets, seep. $2. 

COMM. Arise, O Jerusalem, and stand on high, 
and see the joy that will come to thee from tay 
God. 

P. COMM. Repleti. Being filled, O Lord, with 
this spiritual food, we humbly beseech thee, to teach 
us, by partaking of this mystery, to despise earthly 
things, and to love such as are heavenly. 
1'orthe 11. and III. Postcommunions, sec p. 52, 53. 

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 
hNTROlT. Philip iv. and Ps. Ixxxiv. 

REJOICE in the Lord fAudcte in Domino 
always; again I ^semper; iterum dico, 
say, rejoice: let your gaudete: modest ia vestra 
modesty be known to all nota sit omnibus 



j6 THIRD SUNDAY 

men: for the Lord is at bus : Dominus enim props 
hand : be solicitous about cst : nihil soliciti sitis : 
nothing : but on every sed in omni oratione peti- 
occasion let your petiti- tiones vestrte innotescant 
or.s be made known to apud Deum. Ps. Bene- 
God by prayer. Ps.Thou, dixisti, Domine, terrain 
O Lord, bast blest tby tua?n, avertisti captivita- 
land, thou bast brought tern Jacob. V. Gloria. 
back the captive children 
of Jacob. V Glory. 

COLLECT. Aurem tuam. Bend thine ear, O 
Lord, we beseech thee, to our prayers, and enlight- 
en the darkness of our minds by the grace of thy vi- 
sitation. Who livest. 

For the rest of the Collects see p. 50. 

EPISTLE. Philip, iv. 4. 7 . Brethren ; Rejoice 
in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Let your 
modesty be known to all men: the Lord is nigh. 
Be nothing solicitous : but in every thing by prayer 
and supplication with thanksgiving, let your re- 
quests be made known to God. And the peace of 
God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your 
hearts and minds in Jesus Christ. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxxix. Lord, who sittest on the 
Cherubim, exert thy power, and come. V. Thou, 
who rulest Israel, hearken; thou who leadest Joseph 
as a sheep. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. Exert, O Lord, thy V. Excita, Domine, 
power, and come to save potcntiam tuam, et veni : 
us. Alleluia. ut salvos facias nos. Al- 

leluia. 

050#pL John i. 19. 28. At that time: The 
Jews sent fromjemsalem Priests and Levites to John, 
to ask him : Who art thou ? And he confessed, and 
did not deny: and he confessed: I am not the 
Christ. And they asked him : What then ? Art 
thou Elias? And he said; I am not. Art thou a 



IN ADVENT. 57 

prophet ? And he answered : No. Then they said 
to him ; Who art thou, that we may give an answer 
to them that sent us? What sayest thou of thyself? 
lie said : " I am the voice of one crying in the wil- 
derness, Make straight the way of the Lord," as said 
the prophet Isaias. And they that were sent were 
of the pharisees. And they asked him and said to 
him : Why then dost thou baptize, if thou be not 
Christ, norElias, nor the prophet? John answered 
them, saying: I baptize with water; but there hath 
stood one in the midst of you, whom you know 
not. The same is he that shall come after me, who is 
preferred before me , the latchet of whose shoe I ain 
not worthy to loose. These things were done in 
Bethania beyond the Jordan, where John was bap- 
tizinej. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixxxiv. Thou hast blessed, O 
Lord, thy land ; thou hast brought back the captive 
children of Jacob 5 thou hast pardoned the iniquity 
of thy people. 

SECRET. May we always, O Lord, offer thec 
this sacrifice of our devotion, both to comply with 
the institution of these sacred mysteries, and won- 
derfully to procure ourselves that salvation which 
thou designest us. Thro 1 

For the. rest of the Secrets see .52. 

COMM Is* xxxv. Say, be comforted, O ye 
fearful of heart> and fear not; behold our God will 
come and save us. 

P. COMM. Imploramus. We implore, OLord, 
thy mercy, that these divine helps having cleansed us 
from sin, may prepare us for the ensuing solemnity, 

For the rest of the Postcommunions see p t $z and 
S3- 



5 S WEDNESDAY 

QUATUOR TEMPORA, OR EMBER-DAYS. 

HpHE Ember-days, (fo called from our forefathers' faft- 
JL ing on thofe days in fackcloth and allies, or from their 
eating nothing but cakes baked under the embers,) are the 
Wednefday, Friday, and Saturday of the firft week of 
Lent, of Whitfun-week, of the third week in Septem- 
ber, and of the third week in Advent. The fpirit of 
the Church is, to engage her children at thefe ftated 
times to pray, faft, and perform such other good works 
as may prevail with God to furnim his Church with good 
paftors ; Saturday in Ember-week being the appointed 
day for ordaining and confecrating perfons to the facred 
nuniftry. We are likewife to beg God's blefling on the 
fruits of the earth, and give him thanks for thofe we have 
already received. 

WEDNESDAY IN EMBER WEEK. 
INTROIT. Is. lv. Ps. xviii. 

DROP down dew, O ye heavens, from above, 
and let the clouds rain down the just one ; let 
the earth be opened and bring forth a Saviour. 
Ps. The heavens publish the glory of God; and the 
firmament declareth the works of his hands. V. 
Glory. 

After Kyrie eleison, 'is said, Let us pray. 

Let us kneel down*. Fiectamus genua. 

R. Stand up again. R. Levate, 

COLLECT. Prussia ^wtfsMwws, - Grant, we be- 
seech thee, O Almighty God, that the approaching 
solemnity of our redemption may afford us the suc- 
cours of this present life, and heap on us the rewards 
of" eternal happiness. Thro 1 . 

I. LESSON. Is. ii. 2. 5. In those days the prophet 
Isaiah said ; In the last days, the mountain of the 
house of the Lord shall be prepared on the top of 

* Atfolemn Mattes this is fung by the Deacon ; when 
all kneel, till the Subdeacon, after a little paufc, bids 
them fiand up again to join with the Prieft whilft he fays 
the Colleft. 



IN EMEEE-WEEK. 59 

the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the 
hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many 
people shall go, and say : Come and let us go up 
to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house ot the 
God of Jacob, and he will teach us his ways, and we 
\vill walk in his paths; for the law shall come iortli 
from Sion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusa- 
lem. And he shall judge the Gentiles, and rebuke 
many people; and they shall turn their swords into 
plow-shares, and their spears into sides; nation 
shall not lift up sword against nation,. neither shall 
they be exercised any more to war. O house of Ja- 
cob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the 
Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. xxiii. Lift up your gates, O 
you princes ; and be you lifted up, O eternal gates, 
and the King of Glory shall enter in. VV ho shall go 
up to the mountain of the Lord ; or who shall abide 
in his sanctuary ? The man whose hands are inno- 
cent, and whose heart is clean. 

The Lord be with you. R. And with tby spirit. 

COLLECT. Fcstina. Make haste, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, and delay not ; but grant us the as- 
sistance of thy heavenly grace; that they who trust 
in thy goodness, may be relieved by the comiort ot 
thy coming, \\holivest. 
Here are said the other Collects, as directed, p> 50. 

II. LESSON. Is.vii. 10, 16. -In those days : The 
Lord spoke unto Achaz, saying: Ask thee a sign of 
the Lord thy God, either unto the depth of hell, or 
unto the height above. And Achaz said ; I will not 
ask, and I will not tempt the Lord. And he said ; 
Hear ye, therefore, O house of David; Is it a small 
thing for you, to be grievous to men, that you are 
grievous to my God also ? Therefore the Lord him- 
self shall give you a sign. Behold a Virgin shall con- 
ceive and bear a son. and his name shall be called 



63 WEDNESDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 

Emmanuel. He shall eat butter and honey, that he 
may know to refuse evil, and to chnse good. 

GRADUAL. Ps. cxliv. The Lord is near all 
those that call upon him, all that call upon him in 
truth. V. My month shall declare the praise of the 
Lord, and let all flesh bless his holy name. 

ti>0pCU Luke I 26. 3%.--At that time : The 
angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Ga- 
lilee called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a 
man whose name was Joseph, of the house of 
David ; and the Virgin's name was Mary. And 
the angel, being come in, said to her; Hail full of 
grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among 
women. And when she had heard, she was troub- 
led at his saying, and thought with herself what 
manner of sanitation this should be. And the angei 
said to her ; Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found 
grace with God. Behold tho^j shalt conceive in thy 
womb, and shalt bring forth a son ; and thou shalt 
call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall 
be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord 
God shall give unto him the throne of David his fa- 
ther : and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for 
ever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. And 
Mary said to the Angel ; How shall this be done,be- 
cause I know not man ? And the angel answering, 
said to her ; The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, 
and the power of the Most High shall oversha- 
dow thee. And therefore also the Holy one which 
shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of 
God. And behold thy cousin Elizabeth she hath 
also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the 
sixth month with her that is called barren ; because 
no word shall be impossible with God. And Mary 
said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done 
unto me according to thy word. 
OFFERTORY. Is. xxxv. Take courage, and 



FRIDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 6l 

now fear not ; for behold our God will do justice; 
he will come himself, and save us. 

SECRET. Let our fasts, we beseech thee, O 
Lord, be acceptable to thee, that by atoning for our 
sins, they may both make us worthy of thy grace, 
and bring us to the everlasting effects of thy pro* 
inises. Thro', 

COMM. h. vii. Behold, a Virgin shall conceive 
and bring forth a 80113 and his name shall be called 
Emmanuel, 

P. COMM. Span's. Being filled, O Lord, 
by the participation of thy saving mysteries, we 
humbly beseech thee, that as we rejoice in the 
taste thereof, we may be renewed by their effects. 
Thro'. 

FRIDAY IN EMBER WEEK. 
JNTR01T. P* cxviii. 

THOU art at hand, O Lord, and all thy ways 
are truth ; in the beginning I knew from thy 
law, that thou art for ever. Ps. Blessed are the un- 
deftied in the way ; who walk in the law of the 
Lord. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Excita, quasumus. Exert, OLord, 
we beseech thee, thy power, and come ; that they 
who trust in thy goodness, may speedily be delivered 
from all adversity. Who livest. 

LESSON. 7s. xi. i. 5. Thus salt h the Lord God ; 
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of 
Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root. 
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him ; the 
spirit of wisdom, and of understanding ; the spirit of 
counsel, and of fortitude; the spirit of knowledge, 
and of godliness j and he shall be filled with the spi- 
rit of the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge ac- 
r.ordmg to thesight of the eyes, nor reprove according 
to the hearing of the ears. But he shall judge the 
poor wilh justice, and shall reprove with equity for 
F 



62 FRIDAY IN EMBER WEEK: 

the meek of the earth ; and he shall strike the earth 
\yith the rod of his mouth, and with the breatb of his 
lips he shall slay the wicked. And justice shall be 
the girdle of his loins ; and faith the girdle of his 
reins. 

GRADUAL* Ps. Ixxxiv. Shew us, O Lord, thy 
mercy, and grant us thy salvation. V. Thou hast 
blessed, O Lord, thy land ; thou hast brought back 
the captive children of Jacob. 



Luke i. 39. 47. At that time ; Mary 
rising up in those days, went into the hill country 
with haste, into a city of Juda. And she entered 
into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth. 
And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the 
salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb , 
and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. And 
she cried out with a loud voice, and said ; Blessed 
art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of 
thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the 
mother of my Lord should come to me ? For be- 
hold, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded 
in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy, 
And blessed art thou that hast believed, because 
those things shall be accomplished that were spoken 
to thee by the Lord. And Mary said; M)r soul 
doth magnify the Lord ; and my spirit hath rejoiced 
in God my Saviour. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. Ixxxiir. Turning to us, O 
God, thou wilt restore us to life, and thy people 
shall rejoice in thee. Shew us, O Lord, thy mercy, 
and grant us thy salvation. 

SECRET. Having received, O Lord, our offer- 
ings and prayers, cleanse us, we beseech thee, by 
these heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. 

COM\I. Zach. xiv. Behold, the Lord will come, 
aid all his saints with him; and in that day there 
shall be a great light, 



SATURDAY IN EMBER WEEK. 63 

P. COMM, Tui nos. May the receiving, O 
Lord, of thy sacrament, give us a new lite, that by 
putting a<ide the old man, it may bring us to the 
participation of this saving mystery. Thro*. 

SATURDAY IN EMBER WEEK. 
INTROIT. Ps. Ixxix. 

COME, and shew us thy faith, O Lord, who 
sittest on the Cherubim ; and we shall be saved. 
Ps. Thou who rulest Israel, hearken j who leadest 
Joseph as a sheep. V. Glory. 

After the Kyrie eleison, is said ; 
Let us pray', Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 
I. COLLECT. DCMS, qui conspicis. O God, 
who seest us afflicted through our own wickedness ; 
mercifully grant, that by thy coming we may be 
comforted. Who livest. 

I. LESSON. -L. xix. 20. 22. In those dam ; 
They shall cry to the Lord because of the oppressor, 
and he shall send them a Saviour, and a defender 
to deliver them. And the Lord shall be known* by 
Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in 
that day, and shall worship him with sacrifices and 
offerings ; and they shall make vows to the Lord, 
and perform them. And the Lord shall strike Egypt 
with a scourge, and shall heal it, and they shall re- 
turn to the Lord, and he shall be pacified towards 
them, and heal them* 

GRADUAL. Ps. xviii. His setting out is from 
one extremity of the heavens, and his course is to 
the other. V. The heavens publish the glory of God, 
and the firmament declareth the works of his hands. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up a<j;ain. 

II. COLLECT. Concede quti'sunms. Grant, we 
beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who groan 
under the old captivity of sin, may be freed by the 
new birth of thy only Son, which we are preparing 
for. Who lived). 



64 SATURDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 

H. LESSON. Is. xxxv. i. j.Thus saith the 
Lord: The land that was desolate and impassable 
shall be glad, and the wilderness shall rejoice, and 
shall flourish like the lily. It shall bud forth, ar^l 
blossom, and shall rejoice with joy and praise : the 
glory of Libanus is given to it, the beauty of Carmel 
and Saron, they shall seethe glory of the Lord, and 
the beauty of our God. Strengthen ye the feehle 
hands, and confirm the weak knees. Say to the 
faint hearted : Take courage, and fear not ; behold 
your God will bring the revenge of recompence; 
God himself will come and will save you. Then 
shall the eves of the blind be opened, and the ears 
of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame 
man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb 
shall be free : for waters are broken out in the de- 
sart, and streams in the wilderness. And that 
which was dry land, shall become a pool, and the 
thirsty land springs of water, saith the Lord Al 
mighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. xviii. He hath placed his 
tent in the sun, and is like a bridegroom coming 
out of his nuptial chamber. V. His setting out is 
from one extremity of the heavens, and his course is 
to the other. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 

III. COLLECT. Indignos nos. Comfort us, O 
Lord, thy unworthy servants, who lie dejected under 
the horror of our crimes, by the coming of thy only 
Son. Who hveth. 

III. LESSON. If. xl. 9. n. Thus saith the 
Lord; Ger thee up upon a high mountain, thpu 
that bringest good tidings to Sion : lift up thy voice 
with strength, thou that bringest good tidings to 
Jerusalem : lift it up, fear not. Say to the cities of 
Juda; Behold your Godt behold the Lord God 
shall come with strength, and his arm shall rule; 
behold his reward is with him, and his work is be- 



SATURDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 6$ 

fore him* He shall feed his flock like a shepherd ; 
he shall gather together the lambs with his arm, and 
shall take them up in his hosom. 

GRADUAL. Pa. Ixxix. Lord God of Hosts, 
bring us back; shew thy face, and we shall be 
saved. V. Exert thy power, O Lord, and come to 
save us. 

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 
IV. COLLECT. Prasta 9 qu&sumus* Grant, we 
beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the approach- 
ing solemnity of thy Son's birth may afford us the 
remedies of this present life, and obtain for us the 
rewards of eternal happiness, Thro* the same. 

IV. LESSON. Is. xlv. i. 9. Thus saith the 
Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I 
have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his 
face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open 
the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut. 
I will go before thee, and will humble the great 
ones of the earth : I will break in pieces the gates of 
brass, and will burst the bars of iron. Andl'will 
give thee hidden treasures, and the concealed riches 
of secret places; that thou mayest know tint 1 am 
the Lord who call thee by thy name, the God of 
Israel. For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Is- 
rael my elect, I have even called thee by thy name ; 
I have made a likeness of thee, and thou hast not 
known me. I am the Lord, and there is none else; 
there is no God besides me : 1 girded thee, and thou 
hast not known me; that they may know who are 
from the rising of the sun, and they who are from 
the west, that there is none beside me. 1 am the 
Lord, and there is none else, I form the light, and 
create darkness, I make peace, and create evil: 
1 the Lord that do all these tilings. Drop down 
dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds 
rain the just: let the earth be opened, and bud 



66 SATURDAY IN EMBER-WEEK, 

forth a saviour; and let justice spring up together: 
I the Lord have created him. 

GRADUAL. Ps. Ixxix. Exert, O Lord, thy 
power, and come to save us. Hearken, O Ruler of 
Israel, who leadest Joseph like a sheep ; thou who 
sittest on the Cherubim, shew thyself to Ephraim, 
Benjamin", and Manasse. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 

V. COLLECT. Preces populi. Mercifully hear, 
OLord, we beseech thee, the prayers of thy peo- 
ple ; that we, who are justly afflicted for our sins, 
may receive comfort from thy kind visit. Who 
livest. 

V. LESSON. Dan. iii. 49. J/t those days: 
The angel of the Lord went down with Azarias, and 
his companions into the furnace; and he drove the 
flame of the fire out of the furnace, and made the 
midst of the furnace like the blowing of a wind 
bringing dew, and the fire touched them not at 
all, nor troubled them, nor did them any harm. 
Then these three, as with one mouth, praised and 
glorified, and blessed God in the furnace, saying; 
CANTICLE. 

Blessed art thou, OLord, the God of our fore- 
fathers ; and worthy of praise and glory for ever. 

And blessed is the name of thy glory, which is 
holy ; and worthy of praise and glory for ever. 

Blessed art thou in the holy temple of thy glory; 
and worthy of praise and glory for ever. 

Blessed art thou upon the sacred throne of thy 
kingdom; and worthy of praise and glory for 
ever. 

Blessed art thou, leaning on the sceptre of thy di. 
vinity : and worthy of praise and glory for ever. 

Blessed art thou, who sittest on the Cherubim, 
beholding the deep : and worthy of praise and glory 
for ever. 

Blessed art thou who walkest on the wings of 



SATURDAY IN" EMBER-WEEK. 6; 

the winds, and on the waves of the sea : and worthy 
of praise and glory for ever. 

May ali the angels and thy holy ones bless thee: 
may they praise and glorify thee for ever. 

May the heavens, earth, sea, and all therein bless 
thee : may they praise and glorify thee for ever. 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to 
the Holy Ghost ; who is worthy of praise and glory 
for ever. 

As it was in the beginning, now is, and evermore 
shall be, world without end. Amen. Who is 
worthy of praise and glory for ever. 

Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our fore- 
fathers, and worthy of praise and glory for ever. 

The Lord be with you. R. And with thy 
spirit. 

VI, COLLECT. Dfw,s qui tribu*.O God,who, 
in behalf of the three young men, didst render 
harmless the flames of fire: mercifully grant, that 
we thy servants may not be burnt by the flames of 
vice. Thro*. 

Here are said tin' other Collects, as directed, p. 50. 

EPISTLE. 2 T/uss. \\. i. 8. brethren : We be- 
seech you, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
and of our gathering together unto him , that you 
be not easily moved from your mind, nor be fright- 
ed, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, 
as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at 
band. Let. no man deceive you by any means: for 
unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin 
be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposeth, and 
is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is 
worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, 
shewing himself as if he were God. Remember you 
not, that when I was yet with you 1 told you tin se 
things? And now you know what \vithholdeth, that 
he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery 
of iniquity already worketh ; only that he who now 



68 FOURtH SUNDAY 

holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way, 
and then that wicked one shall be revealed, whom 
the Lori Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth; 
and shall destroy wjth the brightness of his coming. 

GRADUAL. Ps. Ixxix. Thou, who rulest Is- 
rael, hearken : thou who leadest Joseph as a sheep. 
V. Thou who sittest on the Cherubim, shew thy. 
self to Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasse. V, Ex- 
ert thy power, O Lord, and come to save us. 
C>0#ptU Luke iii. as in the next p. 69. 

OFFERTORY. Rejoice exceedingly, O daugh* 
ter of Sion, publish it, O daughter of Jerusalem : 
behold thy King and Saviour cometh to thee. 

SECRET. Hear us, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
and, being appeased by these offerings, grant they 
may increase our devotion, and advance our salva- 
tion. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xviii. He sprung up like a giant 
to run his course: his setting is from one extremity 
of the heavens, and his course is to the other. 

P. COMM QiKEsumus. We beseech thee, O 
Lord our God, that thou wouldst make these sacred 
mysteries, which thou hast given us, strengthen in 
us the effects of our reparation, and be a remedy to 
us, both now and hereafter. Thro'. 

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT. 
INTROIT. Is. Iv. Ps. xviii. 

TYROP doWii dew, ye T>0rate call desuper, et 

*-* heavens; and let the "fiutef pluant just urn ; 

clouds rain down the just aperiatur terra, et ger- 

one: let the earth open minet Sahatorem. Ps. 18. 

and bud forth a Saviour. Cadi enarrant gloriam 

Ps. The heavens publish Dei; et opera manuum 

the glory of God : and ejus annuntiat jirmamen* 

the firmament declareth turn. V.Gloria* 

the works of his hands. . Glory. 



IN ADVENT. 69 

COLLECT. Excita 9*<fswHitf^-*Exert, we be- 
seech thee, O Lord, thy power, and come ; and 
succour us by thy great might: that by the assistance 
of thy grace, thy indulgent'mercy may hasten, vrhat 
is delayed by our sins. Who livest. 

EPISTLE, i Cor. iv. i Brethren ; Let a man so 
account of us as of the ministers of Christ, and the 
dispensers of the mysteries of God. Here now it is re- 
quired amongst the dispensers that a man be found 
faithful. But with me it is a very small thing to 
be judged by you, or by man's day; but neither do I 
judge my own self. Forl am not conscious to my- 
self of any thing: yet lam not hereby justified; but 
he thatjudgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge 
not before the time till the Lord come j who will 
bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and 
will make manifest the council of hearts : and then 
shall every man have praise from God. 

GRAD. P.<?. cxliv. The Lord is near all those 
who call upon him, all that call upon him in truth. 
V. My mouth shall declare the praise of the Lord, 
and let all flesh bless his holy name. Alleluia, 
Alleluia. 

V. Come, O Lord, and V. Veui, Dominc, et 
delay not: release thy noli tardare : relaxafeci- 
people Israel from their nora phbis tu& Israel. 
sins. Alleluia. Alleluia. 

(B00pL Luke iii. i. 6. Now in the fifteenth 
year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar (Pontius Pilate 
being governor of Judea, and Herod Tetrarch of 
Galilee, and Philip his brother Tetrarch of Iturea, 
and the country of Trachonitis, and Lysanias Te- 
trarch of Abilina under the high Priests Annas and 
Caiphas) the word of the Lord came to John the 
son of Zacharias in the desart. And he came into, 
all the country about the Jordan, preaching the 
baptism of penance for the remission of sins, as it is 



70 CHRISTMAS VE. 

written in the book of the words of Isaias the pro- 
phet: "A voice of one crying in the wilderness: 
prepare ye the way of the Lord : make his paths 
straight : every vajley shall he filled, and every moan* 
tain and hill shall be brought low: and the crooked 
shall be made straight ; and the rough ways plain ;" 
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God. CREDO. 
j OFFERT. Luke i. Hail, Mary, full of grace* 
the Lord is with thee : blessed art thou amongst 
women : and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 

SECRET. Hear us, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
and being appeased by these offerings, grant they may 
increase our devotion, and advance our salvation. 
For the rest of Hie Secrets see p. 52. 

COMM. Is. vii. Behold a virgin shall conceive, 
and bring forth a son ; and his name shall be called 
Emmanuel. 

P. COMM. Sumptis. Having received what has 
been offered to thee, O Lord, grant, we beseech, 
thee, that the more frequently we partake of these 
sacred mysteries, the more our devotion may increase. 

For the rest of the, Postcommunions see pp. 52, 53. 

CHRISTMAS EVE. 

INTROIT. This day you shall know that the 
Lord will come and save us ; and in the morning 
you shall see his glory* Ps. The earth, and all it 
containeth, is the Lord's j the whole world, and 
all that dvvelleth therein. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Deus qui nos. O God, who mak- 
est us rejoice in the yearly expectation of the feast 
of our redemption; grant that we who chearfully 
receive thy only begotten Son as a redeemer, may 
behold without fear the same Lord Jesus Christ, 
coming as our judge. Who livest. 
This is the only Collect, unless it be Sunday, when a 

Com mem. of it is here made, as zceli as at the Se- 

cret and P. Comm, but its Gospel is not read at 

the end of Mass. 



CHRISTMAS EVE. 71 

EPISTLE. 'Rom. i. i. 6. Paul a servant of Jesus 
Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the 
gospel of God, which he had promised before by his 
prophets in the holy scriptures, concerning his Son, 
who was made to him of the seed of David according 
to the-, tiesh ; who was predestinated the Son of God 
in power according to the spirit of sanctification, by 
the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the 
dead; by whom we have received grace and apostle- 
ship for obedience to the faith in all nations for his 
name, among whom are you also the called of Je- 
sus Christ. 

GRAD. As the Introit to Ps. V. Thou who 
rulest Israel, hearken, thou who leaded Joseph like 
a sheep; thou who sittest on the Cherubim, shew 
thyself to Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasse. If it 
be Sunday add Alleluia, Alleluia. iYFo-morrow the 
sins of the earth shall be cancelled, and the Saviour 
of the world shall reign over us. Alleluia. 

(EOgfpCl. Matt.l. 18. 2i. When Mary -the 
mother ot Jesus was espoused to Joseph, before they 
came together, she was found with child of the Holy 
Ghost. Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just 
man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was 
minded to put her away privately. But while he 
thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord 
appeared to him in his sleep, saying; Joseph, son of 
David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for 
that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost. 
And she shall bring forth a Son : and thou shalt call 
his name Jesus 5 for he shall save his people from 
their sins. 

OFKERT. Ps. 23. Lift up your gates, O ye 
princes: and be you lifted up, O you eternal gates, 
and the King of glory shall enter in. 
^ SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty 
God, that as we celebrate the eve of the adorable 
birth of thy Son, we may one day receive wilh joy 
-rernu! icwards. Who liveth/ 



7 2 CHRISTMAS. I. MASS. 

COMM. Is. xl. The glory of the Lord will ap- 
pear, and all flesh shall see the salvation of our God. 

P. COMM. Grant us, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
relief by celebrating the birth of thy only Son, 
whose sacred mysteries are our meat and drink. Thro, 




CHRISTMAS. I. Mass. At Midnight. 

INTROIT. Ps. ii. The Lord said to me: Thou 
art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Ps. Why 
have the Gentiles raged, and the nations formed 
vain designs ? F. Glory. 

COLLECT. Dens, qui tec. O God, who hast 
enlightened this most sacred night by the brightness 
of him who is the true light; grant, we beseech 
thee, that we who have known the mysteries of this 
light on earth, may likewise come to the enjoyment 
of it in heaven. Who liveth. 

EPISTLE. Tit. ii. n. n. Dearly beloved; 
The grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all 
men. Instructing us, that denying ungodliness, and 
worldly desires, we should live soberly, and justly, 
and godly, in this world, looking for the blessed 
hope, and coming of the glory of the great God 



AT MIDNIGHT. 73 

and our Saviour Jesus Christ : who gave himself 
for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, 
and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, 
a pursuer of good works. These things speak, and 
exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man 
despise thee. 

GRAD. Ps. cix. Thy sovereignty shall be dis- 
played in the day of thy power: in the brightness of 
the saints: from the womb before the day-star 1 be- 
got thee. V. The Lord said to my Lord : Sit thou 
on my right-hand, until I make thy enemies a foot- 
stool for thy feet. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. ii. The 
Lord said to me : Thou art my Son, this day have 1 
begotten thee. Alleluia. 



Luke ii. i . 14. And it came to pass 
that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar 
Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled, 
This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus the 
governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, 
every one into his own city. And Joseph also went 
up from Galilee out of the city of Nazareth into 
Judea, to the city or David, which is called Bethle- 
hem : because he was of the house and family of 
David, to be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, 
who was with child. And it came to pass., that 
when they were there, her days were accomplished, 
that she should be delivered. And she brought 
forth her first-born son, and wrapped him up in 
swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger: be- 
cause there was no room for them in the inn. And 
there were in the same country shepherds watching 
and keeping the night watches over their fiock. And 
behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and 
the brightness of God shone round about them, and 
they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to 
them: Fear not ; for behold I bring you good tidings 
01 great joy, that shall be to all the people: for this 
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74 CHRISTMAS. II. MASS. 

day is born to you a SAVIOUR, who is Christ the 
Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a 
sign unto you : you shall find the infant wrapped in 
swaddling clothes} and laid in a manger. And sud- 
denly there \vas with the angel a multitude of the 
heavenly army, praising God, and saying : Glory to 
God in the highest : and on earth peace to men 
of good- will. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xcv. Let the heavens be glad, and 
the earth rejoice in the presence of the Lord, for 
that he is come. 

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, the offerings we 
make to thee on this present solemnity, that by thy 
grace, through the intercourse of these sacred myste- 
ries, we may be conformable to him, in whom our 
nature is united to thine. Who Uveth. 

COMM. Ps. cix In the brightness of the saints, 
from the womb before the day-star I begot thee. 

P. COMM. Da nobis. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Lord our God, that we who celebrate with joy 
the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, by partaking 
several times of these sacred mysteries, may, by a 
worthy conduct of life, come to be united with him. 
Who liveth. 

Ti. MASS. At break of day. 
INfROlT. If. ix.-~ A light shall shine upon us 
this day: because the Lord is born for us: and 
his name shall be the WONDERFUL ONE, GOD, the 
PRINCE OF PEACE, the FATHER of the WORLD TO 
COME, of whose reign there shall be no end. Ps. 
The Lord hath began his reign, he hath clothed 
himself with glory: the Lord hath clothed himself 
with strength, and put on his armour. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Da, 7iobi.s. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that, as we are enlightened by 
the new light of thy Word become flesh, we 
may shew in our actions the effects of that faith that 
shineth in oui mi-id*. Thro' the same. 



CHRISTMAS. II. MASS. 75 

COLLECT of St. Anastasia. 

Grant, we beseech tbee, O Almighty God, that, 
as we celebrate the solemnity of blessed Anastasia 
thy martyr, we may be sensible of the effects of her 
prayers to thee in our behalf. Thro' 

EPISTLE. Tit. iii. 4. j. Most dearly beloved : 
The goodness and kindness of God our Saviour ap- 
peared ; not by the works of justice, which we have 
done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by 
the laver of regeneration, and renovation of the 
Holy Ghost, whom he hath poured forth upon us, 
abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour: that 
being justified by his graee, we may be heirs accord- 
ing to hope of life everlasting, thro 1 Jesus Christ our 
Lord. 

GRAD. Ps. cxviii. Blessed beHethatcometh in 
the name of the Lord. The Lord is our God, and 
he hath shone upon us. V. This is the work of the 
Lord: and our eyes see it with astonishment. Al- 
leluia, Alleluia. V. The Lord hath begun .his 
reign : he hath clothed himself with strength, and 
armed himself with might. Alleluia. 

C500p0U Lukt\\. 15. 20. At that time: The 
shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to 
Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come to 
pass which the Lord hath shewed to us. And they 
came with haste : and they found Mary and Joseph, 
and the infant lying in a manger. And seeing, they 
understood of the word that had been spoken to 
them concerning this child. And all they that heard 
wondered ; and at those things that were told them 
by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these words, 
pondering thew in her heart. And the shepherds re- 
turned, glorifying and praising God, for all the 
things they had heard and seen, as it was told 
unto them. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xcii. God settled the globe of the 
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76 III. MASS. ON CHRISTMAS DAY. 

earth, which shall not be shaken: thy throne, O God, 
was placed from that time j -thou art forever. 

SECRET. May the offerings, O Lord, we make, 
be agreeable to the mystery of this day's birth, 
and always pour forth peace upon us ; that as he, 
who though born man, shewed himself also God : 
so may this earthly substance give us that which is 
divine. 

SECRET of St. Anastasia. Graciously receive, 
O Lord, we beseech thee, our offerings, and grant, 
by the merits of blessed Anastasia the martyr, that 
they may avail to pur salvation. Thro 1 . 

COMM. Zach. ix. Rejoice, O daughter of Sion: 
sing praises, O daughter of Jerusalem : behold thy 
king cometh, the holy one, and the Saviour of the 
world. 

P. COMM. Hujus H<W. May we, O Lord, al- 
ways receive new light from this sacrament, which 
renevveth to us the memory of that wonderful birth, 
which destroyed the old man. Thro*. 

P. COMM. of St. Anast. Thou hast fed, O Lord, 
thy family with these sacred oblations : ever there- 
fore comfort us with her intercession, whose feast 
we celebrate. Thro*. 



in. MASS. On 

1NTROIT. 

A Child is born for us, pUER natus est nobis 

and a Son is given *T et Filius datus est 

to us, whose empire is on nobis : cujus imperium 

his shoulders ; and his super humerum ejus, et 

name shall be called the vocabitur nomen ejus, 

Angel of the great Court- Magni Concilii Angelus. 

cil. Ps. Sing to the Lord Ps/97. Cantate Domino 

a new canticle, for he canticum novum ; 

hath done wonderful mirabilia fecit. 

things. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 



III. MASS. ON CHRISTMAS. DAY* 77 

COLLECT. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we who groan under the old 
captivity of sin, may be freed therefrom by the birth 
of thy only begotten Son. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Hcb.i. 1,12. -God, who diversely, 
and many ways, spoke in times past to the fathers 
by the prophets : last of all, in those days, hath, 
spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed 
heir of all things ; by whom also he made the world: 
who being the brightness of his glory, and the figure 
of his substance, and upholding all things by the 
word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth 
on the right-hand of the majesty on high : being 
made so much better than the angels, as he hath 
inherited a more excellent name than they. For, to 
which of the angels hath he said at any time : "Thou 
art my Son, this day have I begotten thee ?" And 
again: " I will be to him a father, and he shall be 
to me a Son ?" And again, when he bringeth in the 
first begotten into the world, he saith : " And let 
all the angels of God adore him.'* And to th'e 
angels indeed he saith : " He that maketh his angels, 
spirits : and his ministers a flame of fire." But to the 
Son : " Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: 
a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 
Thou hast loved justice and hated iniquity : therefore, 
God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of 
gladness above thy fellows.'* And : " Thou, in 
the beginning, O Lord, hast founded the earth : 
and the heavens are the works of thy hands. They 
shall perish, but thou shalt continue: and they shall 
all grow old as a garment. And as a vesture shalt 
thou change them, and they shall be changed : but 
thou art the self-same, and thy years shall not fail.'* 

GRAD. Ps. xcvii. All the earth hath seen the 

salvation of our God: sing to the Lord all the earth. 

V. The Lord hath made known his salvation : and 

h*:h displayed his justice before the Gentiles, Allel, 

G 3 



78 ST. STEPHEN. 

V. A sanctified day V* Dies sanctificatus 
hath shone upon us: Uluxitnobisi'ceniteGentes, 
come, ye Gentiles, and et adorate Dominum t quia 
adore the Lord, for this hodie descendit lux magna 
day a great light is come super terram. Alleluia. 
down upon the earth. 
Alleluia. 

(0?p0l Johni. In the beginning, &c. as p.xlv. 

OFFERT. Ps Ixxxviii. -Thine are the heavens, 
and thine is the earth, thou didst form the globe of 
the earth, and all therein ; Justice and equity are 
thesupporters of thy throne. 

SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, our offerings, by 
the new birth of thy only-begotten Son, and cleanse 
us from the stains of our sins. Thro', the same. 

COMMUNICANTES, till the Circumcision. 

BEING united in communion, and celebrating 
this most sacred day, (in the ist Mass, sacred 
night,) on which the spotless virginity of the blessed 
M, brought forth the Saviour of the world, moreover 
honouring in the first place, the memory of the 
same glorious V.M.&c. as in the Ordinary, p.xxxiv. 

COMM. Ps. xcvii.-.-The whole earth hath seen 
the salvation of our God. 

P. COMM. Pnt'Sta quessttmus. Grant, we be- 
seech thee, O Almighty God, that as the Saviour of 
the world, who was born this day, procured for us 
a divine birth, he may also bestow on us immorta- 
lity. Who liveth. 

At the cad of this Mass is said the Gospel of the 
Epiphany, p. 91. 

St. STEPHEN the first Martyr. 
INTROJT. Ps. cxviii. 

PRINCES sat and spoke against me : and sinners 
persecuted me: help me, O Lord my God, for 
thy servant hath practised thy commandments. Ps. 



ST. STEPHEN. 79 

Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who walk 
in the law of the Lord. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Da, nobis. Grant, O Lord, we be- 
seech thee, that we- may imitate him whose me- 
mory we celebrate, so as to learn to love even our 
enemies, because we now solemnize his martyrdom, 
who knew how to pray, even for his persecutors, to 
our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son. Who liveth. 
Common, of Christmas, by the Collect, Secret, and 

P. Comm. of the III. Mass, p. 77. 
LESSON. Acts vi. 8. 10. vii. 54. 59. In those 
days : Stephen, full of grace and fortitude, did great 
wonders and miracles among the people. Now 
there arose some of that which is called the syna- 
gogue of the Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and 
of the Alexandrians, and of them that were of Cilicia 
and Asia, disputing with Stephen. And they were 
riot able to resist the wisdom and the spirit that he 
spoke. Chap. vii. 54. Now hearing these things, 
they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed with 
their teeth at him. But he being full of the Holy 
Ghost, looking up steadfastly to heaven, saw the 
glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right-hand 
of God. And he said: Behold 1 see the heavens 
opened, and the Son of man standing on the right- 
hand of God. And they, crying out with a loud 
voice, stopped their ears, and with one accord ran 
violently upon him. And casting him forth with- 
out the city, they stoned him: and the witnesses 
laid down their garments at the feet of a young man, 
whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, 
invoking and saying: Lord Jesus receive my spirit. 
And falling on his knees, he cried with a loud voice, 
saying : Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And 
when he said this, he fell asleep in the Lord. 

GRAU. Ps. cxviii. Princes sat and spoke against 
me, and the wicked persecuted me. V. Help me, O 



80 6T. STEPHEN. 

Lord my God, save me for thy mercies sake. A lie- 
luia, Alleluia. 

V. I see the heavens opened, and Jesus standing 
at the right hand of the power of God. Alleluia. 

CBOjSptU Matt, xxiii. 34. 39. At that time : 
Jesus said to the Scribes and Pharisees: Behold I 
send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: 
and some of them you will put to death, and crucify, 
and some ye will scourge in your synagogues, and 
persecute them from city to city : that upon you may 
come all the just blood that hath been shed upon the 
earth, from the blood of Abel the just, even unto 
the blood of Zacharias the son of Baracchias, whom 
you killed between the temple and the altar. Amen, 
I say to you, all these things shall come upon this 

feneration. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that 
illest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent 
unto thee, how often would I have gathered to- 
gether thy children, as the hen gathereth her 
chickens under her wings, and thou wouldest not? 
Behold, your house shall be left to you desolate. 
For I say to you, you shall not see me henceforth 
till you say: Blessed is he that cometh in the name 
of the Lord. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Acts vi. 7. The Apostles chose Ste- 
phen, a Levite, full of faith, and of the Holy Ghost, 
whom the Jews stoned, praying and saying: Lord 
Jesus, receive my spirit. Alleluia* 

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, these offerings in 
memory of thy saints: and as their sufferings have 
made them glorious, so may our devotion render us 
free from sin. Thro'. 

COMM. Acts, vii. I see the heavens opened, and 
Jesus standing on the right-hand of the power of 
God: Lord Jesus receive my spirit, and lay not this 
gin to their charge. 

P. COMM. 4iMifeflfttK*"-May the mysteries we 



ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST. 8 

have received, OLord, be a help to us, and, by the 
intercession of the blessed martyr,Stephen,strengthen 
us with thy perpetual protection. Thro'. 

St. JOHN the EVANGELIST. 

INTROIT, In medio, as in MASS XII. Common of 

Doctors. 

COLLECT. Ecclesi*.--- Mercifully, O Lord, en- 
lighten thy Church, that being taught by blessed 
John, thy Apostle and Evangelist, she may come 
to thy eternal rewards. Thro*. 
The Commem. of Christmas, and of St. Stephen, 

by their several Collects, Secrets, undP. Comms. 

LESSON. Ecclus. xv. 1.6. He that feareth God, 
will do good : and he that possesseth justice, shall lay 
hold on her. And she will meet him as an honour- 
able mother, and will receive him as a wife married 
of a virgin. With the bread of life and understand- 
ing, she shall feed him, and give him the water of 
wholesome wisdom to drink: and she shall be made 
strong. in him, and he shall not be moved: and she 
shall hold him fast, and h'e shall not be confounded: 
and she shall exalt him among his neighbours, and 
in the midst of the Church she shall open his mouth, 
and shall fill him with the spirit of wisdom and un- 
derstanding, and shall clothe him with the robe of 
glory. She shall heap upon him a treasure of joy 
and gladness, and shall cause him to inherit am 
everlasting name. 

GRAD. John xxi. A report was spread among 
the brethren, that that disciple should not die : but 
Jesus said not, he should not die, F. But, so I will 
have him remain till I come: follow thou me. Alle- 
luia, Alleluia. K. This is the disciple that beareth 
testimony of these things, and we know his testU 
many is true. Alleluia. 



THE HOLY INNOCENTS. 

John xxi. 19. 24. ^ ^ 
Jesus said to Peter: follow me. Peter turning about, 
saw that disciple whom Jesus loved, following, who 
also leaned on his breast at supper, and said: 
Lord, who is he that shall betray thee? Him there- 
fore when Peter had seen, he saith to Jesus: Lord, 
and what shall this man dot Jesus saith to him : 
So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it 
to thee? follow thou me. This saying, therefore went 
abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should 
not die. And Jesus did not say to him : He should 
not die; but, so I will have him to remain till I 
come, what is it to thee? This is that disciple who 
giveth testimony of these things, and hath written 
these things: and we know' that his testimony is 
true. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xci.-~ The righteous man shall 
flourish Uke the palm tree: he shall thrive like the 
cedar of Libanus. 

- SECRET. Receive, O Lord, the offerings we 
make to thee, on this feast, by whose intercession we 
hope to be delivered. Thro*. 

COMM. Jo/mxxi.-~A report was spread among 
the brethren, that that disciple should nt die. But 
Jesus said not, he should not die , but so will I that 
he remain til! I come. 

P. COMM. Refecti cifco. Being refreshed, O 
Lord, with this heavenly meat and drink, we humbly 
beseech thee, that we may be assisted by his prayers, 
en whose feast we have received these sacred mys- 
teries. Thro'. 

The HOLY INNOCENTS. 

INTROIT. Ps.viii. Out of the mouth of infants 
and sucklings thou hast produced perfect praise to 
confound thy enemies. Ps. O Lord, our Lord, how 
wonderful is thy name over the whole earth! 
V. Glory. 



THE HOLY INNOCENTS. #3 

Gloria in Excelsis is not said, except it be Sunday, 

or the Octave-day. 

COLLECT. Dcus, CM/MS. O God, whose praise 
the Holy Martyrs, the Innocents, published this day, 
not by speaking, but by dying : mortify in us all our 
vicious inclinations, that we 'may shew forth, in our 
actions thy faith, which we profess with our lips. 
Thro'. 

The Commem. of Christmas, St. Stephen, St. John, 
by their respective Collects, Secrets, and P. Com- 
mnnions, as p. 77. 79. and 81. 
LESSON. Rev. xiv. i . 5. J those days : I be- 
hel j, and lo a Lamb stood on mount Sion, and 
with him a hundred forty-four thousand, having his 
name, and the name of his Father written on their 
foreheads. And 1 heard a voice from heaven, as 
the voice of many waters, and as the voice of great 
thunder: and the voice which I heard, was as of 
harpers, harping on their harps. And they sung as it 
were a new canticle, before the throne, and before the 
four living creatures, and the ancients, and no man 
could say the canticle, but those hundred forty-four 
thousand, who were purchased from the earth. 
These are they who were not defiled with women: for 
they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whither- 
soever he gorth. These were purchased from among 
men, the first fruits to God, and to the Lamb ; and 
in their mouths there was found no lie; for they 
are without spot before the throne of God. 

GRAD. P.*. Our soul, like the sparrow, hath 
escaped from the hunter's snare. I 7 . The snare is bro- 
ken, and we are at liberty : our help is in the numo 
of the Lord, who made both heaven and earth. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Praise the Lord : you his 
-ervants, praise ye the name of the Lord. Alleluia, 
[fit be not the Octave-day or Sunday, the above Alle- 
luias and V. arc omitted; and in their ittad is 
the Tract. 



84 THE HOLY INNOCENTS. 

TRACT. Ps. Ixxxviii They have spilt the 

blood of the saints, like water about Jerusalem. F. 
And there were none to bury them. V. Revenge, 
O Lord, the^lood of thy saints, which hath been 
spilt on the earth. 

Cl500ptU .Mfltt.ii.i3. 1 8. At Hit same time; An 
angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: 
Arise, and take the Child and his Mother, and fly 
into Egypt ,* and be there until I shall tell thee. For 
it will come to pass that Herod will seek the Child 
to destroy him. And he arose, and took the Child 
and his mother by night, and retired into Egypt : 
and he was there until the death of Herod: that the 
word might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the 
prophet, saying: '* Out of Egypt have I called my 
Son." Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded 
by the wise men, was exceeding angry ; and sending 
killed all the men-children that were in Bethlehem, 
and in all the borders thereof, from two years old 
and under, according to the time which he had dili- 
gently enquired of the wise men. Then was ful- 
filled that whirh was spoken by Jeremias the pro- 
phet, saying: "A vice in Rama was heard, la* 
mentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing 
her children, and would not be comforted, because 
they are not. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxxiii.-.-Our soul, like the sparrow, 
hath escaped from the hunter's snare. The snare is 
broken and we have escaped. 

SECRET. May the pious prayers of thy saints, 
O Lord, be never wanting to us, both to make our 
offerings acceptable, and to obtain, for us thy 
mercy. Thro'. 

COMM. Matt, ii. A noise was heard in Rama, 
there was weeping and great mourning; Rachel 
was bewailing her children, and would not be com. 
forted, because they are not. 

P. COMM. Fotiva.-*- No\v we have partaken, O 



ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY. 85 

Lord, of the votive offerings, grant, we beseech 
thee, that by the prayers of thy saints, they may 
procure us the helps of this present life, and those 
of that which is to come. Thro 1 . 

St. T. of CANTERBURY, Bp. and M- 
INTROIT. Let us all rejoice in the Lord, and 
celebrate this festival in honour of blessed Thomas 
the martyr, for whose martyrdom the angels rejoice, 
and praise the Son of God. Ps. Rejoice, ye righte- 
ous ones in the Lord: it becometh the upright to 
join in his praises. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Deus, pro rzy'-us. O God, in defence! 
of whose Church, the glorious prelate THOMAS, 
fell by the swords of wicked men: graut, we be- 
seech thee, that all who implore his assistance, may 
find comfort in the grant of their petition. Thro'. 
The Com mem, qf Cnristmas, by the Collect, Secret, 

and Postcomnumion o/'Mass III. In virtute, 
EPISTLE, Hcb. v. i. 6. Brethren: Every 
high priest taken from among men, is appointed 
for men in the things that appertain to God, that he' 
may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins: who can 
Lave compassion on them that are ignorant, and 
that err, because he himself also is compassed with. 
infirmity. And therefore he ought, as for the peo- 
ple, so also for himself, to offer for sins. Neither 
doth any man take the honour to himself, but he 
that is called by God, as Aaron was. So also Christ 
did not glorify himself to he made ahipii priest ; but: 
he that said to him: " Thou arc my Son, this day 
have t begotten thee." As he saith also in anct icr 
place : " Thou art a priest for ever, according to the 
order of Melchisedech." 

GRAD. ccf. xliv.~. Behold a great Prelate, 

who in his days pleased God. V. There was none 

found like him in keeping the law of the Mbt 

High, AlN-Uiici, Alleluia. V. I am the good sheo- 

H 



86 SUNDAY WITHIN TH OCTAVE. 

herd, and I know my sheep, and my sheep know 
me. Alleluia. 



John*, n, 1 6. As on the Second 
Sunday after Easter. 

OFFERT. Ps. xx. Thou hast set on his head, O 
Lord, a crown of precious stones: he asked life of 
thee, and thou didst grant it him. Alleluia. 

SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings con- 
secrated to thee; and being appeased thereby, mer- 
cifully look upon us, by the intercession of blessed 
T. thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro*. 

COMM. John x. I am the good shepherd, and 
I know my sheep, and my sheep know me. 

P. COMM. H<c 7i0s, co???.. May this communU 
on, O Lord, cleanse us from sin, and, by the inter* 
cession of blessed Thomas, thy martyr and bishop, 
make us effectually partakers of this heavenly re- 
medy. Thro' 

SUNDAY within the Octave of Christmas. 
INTROIT. Ecclus xviii. and Ps. xcii. 

WHILST all things T\UMmediumsikntium 
were ia quiet si- **r~ tenerunt ornnia, et 
lence, and the night in nox in suo cursu medium 
the midst of its course, tier kaberet, Omnipotent 
thy Almighty Word, O sermo tuus, Domine, ete 
Lord, came down from ccelis a regalibus sedibus 
thy royal throne in hea- venit. 
ven. Ps. The Lord hath Ps. xcii. Dominus reg- 
reigned, he is clothed nuvit, decorem indutus 
with beauty: the Lord is tst : indutus &t Dominuj 
clothed with strength, and fortitudinem, et prgcinxit 
hath girded himself. se. 

V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Omnipotent;. O al mighty and eter- 
nal God, regulate our actions accorcfing to thy divine 



SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE. 87 

will, that, in the name of thy beloved Son, we may 

abound in good works. Thro\ 

Commem. of Christmas, St. Thomas, &c. ly their 

respective Collects, &c. p. 77 and 85, 
fePISTLE. Gal. iv. i. 7. Brethren: As long 
as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a 
servant, though he be Lord of all; but is under tu- 
tors and governors, until the time appointed by the 
father. Even so we, when we were children, were in 
bondage under the elements of the world. But 
when the fulness of the time was come, God seiithis 
Son, made of a woman, made under the law: that 
he might redeem them who were under the law ; 
that we might receive the adoption of sons. And 
because you are sons, God hath sent the Spirit of his 
Son into your hearts, crying ; Abba, Father. 
Wherefore now he is no more a servant, but a Son: 
and if a son, an heir also through God. 

GRAD. Ps. xliv. and xciii. Thou art beautiful 
above the sons of men; grace is spread on thy li.ps. 
V. My heart hath uttered a good word, I address my 
works to the King. My tongue is as the pen of a 
swift writer. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. The Lord hath Alleluia, Alleluia. V. 
reigned, he clothed him- Dominus regnavit, deco. 
self with beauty : he hath rem induit : induit Do. 
clothed himself with minus fortitudincm tt 
strength, and armed him- pracinxit sevirtute. At* 
self with might. Alleluia, Icluia. 

d50#pl. Luke ii. 33. 40.. .-At that tmei Joseph, 
andMary the mother of Jesus, were wondering at these 
things which were spoken concerning him.AndSimon 
blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold 
the child i* set for the fall and for the resurrection of 
many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be con- 
tradicted,, And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, 
that out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed. 
H a 



8S THE CIRCUMCJglQN* 

And there was one Anna a prophetess, the daughter 
ofPhanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was far ad- 
vanced in years, and had lived with her husband se- 
ven years from her virginity. And she was a widow 
until fourscore* and four years; who departed not 
from the temple, by fastings and prayers serving day 
and night. Now she at the same hour coming in, 
gave praise to the Lord : and spoke of him to all 
that looked for the redemption of Israel. And after 
they had performed ail things according to the law 
of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own 
city, Nazareth. And the child grew ard waxed 
g . ronsr, full of wisdom: and the grace of God was 
n him. 

OFFERT. Ps.xcii.God hath settled the globe 
of the earth, which shall not be shaken out of its 
place ; thy throne, O God, was placed from that 
time, thou art for ever. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech, thee, O Almighty 
God, that this sacrifice offered to thy Divine Majesty, 
may obtain for us the grace of true devotion, and a 
liappy eternity. Thro'. 

COMM. Matt, xi. Take the child and the mo- 
ther, and go into the land of Israel $ for they are 
dead who sought the child's life. 

P. COMM. Per AwJMj.-.-May the efficacy of this 
sacrament, O Lord, cleanse us from our sins, and 
obtain for us the accomplishment of our just desires. 
Thro 1 . 

Cfje Circumcision, 

INTRO1T Isaias ix. Puer natus est, p. 76. 
COLLECT. Deus qui salutir.~O God, who 
by the fruitful virginity of the blessed Mary, hast 
given morkind the rewards of eternal salvation : 
grant, we Le e ch thee, that we may experience her 
intercession, by whom we received the Author of life, 
ojr Lord jes s Christ thy Son, who liveth. 



THE EPIPHANY. 8<J 

EPISTLE. Tit. ii...-A.s in p. 7 2. 
GRAD. Ps. xcvii. The whole earth hath seen 
the salvation of our God: sing to the Lord all the 
earth. V. The Lord hath made known his salva^ 
lion : and hath displayed his justice before the Gen* 
tiles. Alleluia, V. A sanctified day hath shone 
upon us ; come, ye Gentiles, and adore the Lord, 
for this day a great light is come down upon the 
earth. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. God, who hereto- V. Heb iii. Mult if a- 
fore spake various ways rie olwi Deus loquens pa~ 
to our forefathers by the tribus in prophet is, no-cis- 
prophets, hath now si/ng dicbus islis locutus est 
lately, and in our time, nobls in filio* Alleluia. 
spoke to us by his Son. 

C&00pCl+ Luke ]\. 21. At that time: After 
eight days were accomplished that the child should 
be circumcised ; his name was called ]t sus, which 
was called by the angel before he was conceived in 
the womb. CREDO.- 

OI'TT'RT. Ps. Uxxviii Thine are the heavens, 
nnd thine is the earth. Thou didst form the globe 
of the earth, and all therein: justice and equity are 
the supporters of thy throne. 

SECRET* Receive, O Lord, our offerings, and 
prayers : cleanse us by these heavenly mysteries, and 
merciful lv hear us. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xcvi. The whole earth hath seen 
the salvation of our God. 

P. COMM. Htcc nos. May this communion, O 
Lord, cleanse us from sin, and by the intercession 
of blessed Mary, the virgin-mother of God, make 
us partakers of thy heavenly remedy. Thro'. 



INTROIT. Muliuh. iii. Ps. Ixxi. 
Ehold the Lord the T^CCE advenit Domino- 
-ruler is come: and " tor Do-minus: et 



gc. THE EPIPHANY. 

dominion, power, and num in manu ejus, et po* 
empire are in his hand, tcstas et impcrium. Ps. 
Ps. O God, give thy Deus t judicium tuum regi- 
judgment to the king, da; et justitiam tuam 
and thy justice to the filioregis. V. Gloria. 
king's son. F. Glory. 

COLL. Deus, qui hodierna.'-.Q God, who by 
the direction of a star didst this day manifest thy only 
Son to the Gentiles; mercifully grant that we, who 
now know thee by faith, may come at length to see 
the glory of thy Majesty. Thro* the same, 

LESSON. Isaias Ix. i. 9. -Arise, be enlighten- 
ed, O Jerusalem, for thy light is come, and the 
glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold 
darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist ihe 
people : but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his 
glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles 
shall walk in thy light, and kings in the brightness 
of thy rising. Lift up thy eyes round about and see : 
all these are gathered together, they are come to 
thee, thy sons shall come from afar, and thy daugh- 
ters shall rise up at thy side. Then shalt thou see 
and abound, and thy heart shall wonder and be en- 
larged; when the multitude of the sea shall be con- 
verted to thee, the strength of the Gentiles shall 
come to thee. The multitude of camels shall cover 
thee, the dromedaries of Madian and E.pha : all they 
from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frank- 
incense, and ihewing forth praise to the Lord. 

GRAD. Js. Ix. Malt, ii. All shall come from, 
Saba, bringing jrold and frankincense, and publish, 
ing the praises of the Lord. Arise, Jerusalem : be 
enlightened : for the glory of the Lord is risen upon 
thee. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V* We saw his star in V. Vidimus stellam eju& 
the east : and are come in oricnte ; et yeniwus. 
with our offerings to a- cum muneribus, adorare 
dore the Lord. Alleluia. Domlnum. Alleluia. 



THE EPIPHANY. 9! 

Matt. n. i. 12. When Jesus was 
born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king 
Herod, behold there came wise men from the east 
to Jerusalem, saying : Where is he that is born King 
of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, 
and are come to adore him. And Herod hearing 
this was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And 
assembling together all the chief priests and the 
scribes of the people he enquired of them where 
Christ should be born. But they said to him, in 
Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the pro- 
phet. "Andthou, Bethlehem, the land of Juda, 
art not the least among the princes of Juda ; for out 
of thee shall come forth the ruler that shall rule my 
people Israel.'* Then Herod privately calling the 
wise men, enquired of them diligently the time of 
the star's appearing to them ; and sending them into 
Bethlehem, said; Go, and search diligently after 
the child: and when you have found him, bring 
me word again, that I also may come and adore 
him. And when they had heard the king, they 
went their Way ; and behold the star which they had 
seen in the east went before them, until it came and 
stood over where the child was. And seeing the 
star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And 
entering into the house, they found the child with 
Mary his mother, and falling down they adored 
him: and opening their treasures, they offered him 
gifts, gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having 
received an answer in sleep that they should not re- 
turn to Herod, they went back another away into 
their own country. CREDO. 

OFFttRT. A-. Ixxi The Kings of Tharsis and 
the Islands shall make their otlerings : the Kings of 
the Arabians and of Saba shall bring their presents: 
all the it ings of the earth shall adore him, ami all 
nations s-uU serve him. 



9* T. SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY. 

SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, we 
"beseech ther, on the offerings of thy church 5 
among which gold, frankincense, and myrrh are' no 
longer offered ; but what was signified by those of. 
ferings is sacrificed and received, Jesus Christ, thy 
Son our Lord. Who liveth. 

COMMUNICANTES. -^Being united in communi- 
on, and celebrating that most sacred day on which 
thy only begotten Son, co-eternal with thee in thy 
glory, appeared in a visible body in the reality of 
our flesh. Moreover, honouring in the first place the 
memory of blessed Mary ever a Virgin, &rc. p. xxxiv. 

COMM. We have seen his star in the east, and 
are come with offerings to adore the Lord. 

P. COMM. Prasia quasumus. Grant, we be* 
seech thee, O Almighty God, that our minds may 
be so purified, as to understand what we celebrate 
on this great solemnity. Thro*. 

I. SUNDAY after EPIPHANY. 

INTROIT. Js.vi. Ps. xcix. 

T Saw a man seated on a TN excelso throno mJi se<* 
* high throne, whom a "* derevirnm y quern ado- 
multitude of angels aclor- rat multitude An.gdoruni 
ed, singing all together : psallentes in unum : Ecce 
Behold him, whose name ciijus imperil nom&n tst in 
and empire are to last for ate: num. 
ever. Ps. Sing to the Ps. Jubilate Deo omnis 
Lord with joy all the terra : servitc Domino itt 
earth: serve the Lord in latiiia. V. Gloria. 
gladness, V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Votagiitfsumus. According to thy 
divine mercy 9 O Lord, receive the vows of thy peo- 
ple, who pour forth their prayers to thee; that they 
may know what their duty requireth of them, and 
be able to comply with what they know. Thro'. 
Here, and at the Secret and Postcommunion, is made 






X, SUNDAY AFTER EFiPHAN Y, 93 

o Commemoration of the Epiphany, by the Collect, 

&c. of that Feast, p. 90. &c. 

EPISTLE. Rom. xii. i. 5. Brethren: I be- 
seech you, by the mercy of God, that you pre- 
sent your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleas- 
ing to God, your reasonable service. And be 
no't conformed to this world ; but be ye re- 
formed in the newness of your mind: that you may 
pr^ye what is the good, and the acceptable, and the 
perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace 
that is given me, to all that are among you, not to 
be more wise than it behoveth to be wise, but to be 
wise unto sobriety, and according as God hath di- 
vided to every one the measure of faith. For as in 
one body we have many members, but all the mem- 
bers have not the same office: so we, being many, 
are one body in Christ, and every one members of 
one another, in Jesus Christ our Lord. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxu Blessed be the Lord God of 
Israel, who alone hath done great wonders from the 
beginning. V. Let the mountains receive peacefor 
thy people, and the hills righteousness. Alleluia. 
, V. Sing to the Lord V. Jubilate Deo omnis 
with joy all the earth, terra: servite Domino in 
and serve him with glad- latitia. Alleluia. 
ness. Alleluia. 

(BOjSp^l* Luke ii. 42. 52. When Jesus was 
twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem accord- 
ing to the custom of the feast. And after they had 
fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child 
Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and his parents knew 
it not. And thinking that he was in the company, 
they came a day's journey, and sought him among 
their kinsfolks and acquaintance. And not 
finding him, they returned into Jerusalem seeking 
him. And it came to pass, that after three days they 
found him in the teniple, sitting in the midst of the 



94 II. SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY. 

doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions. 
And all that heard him, were astonished at his wis- 
dom and his answers. And seeing him, they won- 
dered. And feis mother said to him: Son, why 
hast thou done so to us ? Behold tny father and I 
have sought thee sorrowing. And he said to them : 
How is it that you sought me? Did you not know 
thai I must be about my father's business? And 
they understood not the word that he spoke unto 
them. And he went down with them, and came to 
Nazareth: and was subject to them. And his mo- 
ther kept all tbese words in her heart. And Jesus 
increased in wisdom, and age, and grace with God 
and man. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xcix. Sing with joy to God all 
the earth, serve the Lord in gladness: present your- 
selves to him with transports of joy, for the Lord is 
God. 

SECRET. May the sacrifice we have offered to 
thee, O Lord, always enliven and defend us. Thro*. 

COMM. Luke ii.~ -Son, why hast thou done so 
with us ? I and thy father have sought thee with sor- 
row. And why did you seek me ? Did you not 
know that I must be about the concerns of my 
Father ? 

P. COMM. Supplices. Grant, we humbly be- 
seech thee, O Almighty God, that those whom thou 
refreshest with thy sacraments, may, by a life well- 
pleasing to thee, worthily serve thee. Thro*. 

II, SUNDAY after EPIPHANY. 

The FEAST of the HOLY NAME JESUS. 

INTROIT. Phil. ii. Ps. viii. 

AT the name of Jesus TN nomine Jesu omne ge 
let every knee bend * nuftectatur calestium, 
in heaven, on earth, and terrestrium et irifernorum: 
under the earth: and every et omnis lingua confitea* 
tongue confess that the tur, quia Dominus Jesus 



THE FEAST OF, &C. 9$ 

Lord Jesus Christ is in the Christus in gloria cst Dei 
glory of God the Father. Patris. Ps. Domine Do- 
Ps. O Lord our Lord, minus noster, quam udmi- 
how wonderful is thy rabile est nomen suum in 
name over the whole universa terra. V.Gloria. 
earth. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Dcus quiO God, who didst ap- 
point thy only begotten Son the Saviour of mankind, 
and commandedst that his name should be called 
JESUS : mercifully grant, that we who venerate his 
holy name on earth, may also enjoy his sight in hea- 
ven. Thro'. 

COLLECT of the Sunday. Omnipotent.- O al- 
mighty and eternal God, supreme Ruler, both of 
heaven and earth, mercifully give ear to the prayers 
of thy people, and grant us peace in our time. 
1 hro\ 

LESSON. Actttw.S. le.-.-I/z those days: Peter 
being filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them : Ye 
rulers of the people and ancients, hear: if we this 
day are examined concerning the good deed done 
to the infirm man, by what means he hath been 
made whole; be it known to you all, and to all the 
people of Israel, that by the name of our Lord Jesus 
Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom 
CTOC! hath raised from the dead, even by him 
doth this man stand here before you whole. 
11 This is the stone which was rejected by you the 
builders, which is become the head of the corner;" 
neither is there salvation in any other. For there is 
no other name under heaven given to men whereby 
We must be saved. 

GRAD. Pa. cv. Save us, O Lord our God, and 

ather us together from amidst the nations, that we 

may praise thy holy name, and rejoice in thy praise. 

v V i!' u Lord artour Father and Redeemer. 

. My mouth shall V. Luudem Domini to. 

puoiishjhe praises of the $uttur os mcum, ct bcne. 



<)6 II. SUNDAY AFTER EPIFHANV. 

Lord : and let all fl- sh dicat omnis caro nomen 
bless his holy name. Aiel. sanctum tjus. Alleluia* 
After Septuageshna, instead of the. foregoing V. and 

Alleluia, is said the 

TRACT. Domine Dens virtu turn cunverie nos ; 
et ostfndc faciem tuam, et salvi erimus: soiie.t vfc 
tiia in auribus meis. Convert us to thee, O Lord 
God of Hosts: shew us thy face, and we shall be 
saved: let thy voice sound in my ears. 

V. For sweet is thy voice, and very brauiifm is 
thy countenance. V. Thy name, O Jesus! is as ?i 
sweet perfume; tlierefore have virgins loved ihee. 
(j>0$p?l. Luke\\. Asp.Sg. 
OFFEKT. Ps. Ixxxvi. I will praise thee, O Lord 
my God, with my whole heart, arid I will give glo- 
ry to thy name for ever: because, O Lord, thou 
art good and gracious, and full of mercy towards all 
that call upon thee. Alleluia. 

SECRET* May thy blessing, O most merciful 
God, by which every creature is enlivened and sub- 
sists, sanctify this our sacrifice, which we offer thr<? 
in honour of the name of thy Son, our Lord Jesus 
Christ: that it may be acceptable to the praise of thy 
majesty, and available to our salvation. Thro' the 
same. 

SECRET of the Sunday. Sanctify, O Lord, our 
offerings, and cleanse us from the stains of our sins* 
Thro'. 

PR.EFAC:. Quia per incarnati, p* xxx, 
COAIM. Ps. Ixxxv - All nations whom thou 
hast created, shall come and fall before thee, O 
Lord, and shall glorify thy holy name j for thou art 
truly great and performest wonders : thou alone 
art God. Alleluia. 

P. COMM. OmnipotenSiO almighty and eter- 
nal God, who didst both create and redeem us, mer- 
cifully hear our prayers, and vouchsafe, with a 
pleasiag and kind countenance, to receive the saci 



THE FEAST OF, &C 9; 

r>f this victim of our salvation, which we Jiave offer- 
ed to thy divine majesty, in. honour of the name of 
thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; that thy grace be- 
ing poured on us, thro' the glorious nnme of Jesus, 
as a pledge of our eternal predestination, we may 
rejoice that our names are written in heaven. Thro' 
the same. 

P. COMM- of the Sunday. Auguitur.-.'May the 
efficacy of thy power, O Lord, be increased in us, 
that being fed with thy divine sacraments, we may, 
thro* thy bounty, be prepared to receive what they 
promise. Thro'. 

The following (being the Gospel of the Sunday J u 
read at the end c^' Mass. 

C>Q0pC{. John ii. T. n. At that time: There 
was a marriage in Can a of Galilee : and the molhec 
of JESUS was there. And JESUS also was invited,and 
his disciples, to the marriage. And the wine failing, 
the motherof JESUS sai th to him: They have no wine. 
And JESUS saith to her: Woman, what is it to me-anJ 
tothee? My hour is not yet come. Bis mother 
saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you, 
do ye. Now there were set there six water- pots of 
stone, according to tlve manner of thve purifying of 
the Jews, containing two or three measures a piece. 
JESUS saith to them: Pill the water-pots with wa- 
ter. And they filled them up to the brim. And 
JESUS saith to them : Draw out now, and carry to 
the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it. 
And when the chief steward had tasted the water 
made wine, and knew not whence it was, but the 
\vaiters knew who had drawn the water; the chief 
steward calleth the bridegroom, and saith to him: 
Every man at first settelh forth good wine, and when 
men have well drank, then that which is worse. But 
thou hast kept the good wine until now. This be. 
ginning of miracles did JESUS in Cana of Galilee: 



98 III. SUNDAY -AFTER EPIPHANY. 

and he n \anifested his glory, and his disciples be* 
lieved in him. Deo gratias. 

III. SUNDAY after EPIPHANY. 
INTRO1T. IVxcvi. 

ADORE God, all ye tfDORATE Dfum, 
his angels : Sion ** omnes angcli ejus : 
heard and was glad, and audivit et l&tata est Sion : 
the daughters of Juda re- et cxultaveruntJiliacJudte. 
joiced. Ps. The Lord Ps- Dominus regnavit, tx- 
hath reigned, let the ultet terra, latentur in- 
earth rejoice, and many niltzmulta. 
islands be glad. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Omnipotent.. O almighty and 
eternal God, mercifully re^ ard our weakness, and 
stretch forth the right hand of thy majesty to protect 
us. Thro\ 

EPISTLE. Rom. xii. 16- Brethren: Be not 

wise in your own conceits: Tender to no man evil 
for evil; provide things goo -d, not only in the sight 
of God, but also in the sigh it of all men. If it be 
possible, as much as in yo u, have peace with all 
men. Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved: 
but give place to wrath: for it is written: " Re- 
venge is mine, I will repay,'" saith the Lord. But 
rl if thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he 
thirst, give him to drink; fo' t ; doing this, thou shalt 
heap coals of fire on his head." Be not overcome 
by evil, but overcome evil with good. 

GRAB. Ps. ci. and xcvii. The Gentiles shall 
fear thy name, O Lord, an d all the kings of the 
earth shall revere thy majesty, V For the Lord 
hath built up Sion, and then* shall he be seen in his 
glory. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. Ps. The Lord hath V. Ps. xcvi. Dominus 
begun his reign, let the rc^nwit 9 exultct terra 
earth be glad, and all the larcntur insult 
islands rejoice* Alleluia. ALlduia. 



III. SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY. 99 



Matt. viii. i. 1 5- At that time: 
When Jesus was come down from the mountain* tfreat 
m&ltitudes followed him: and behold a leper -came 
and worshipped him, saying: Lord, if thou- wilt 
thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forti Ins 
hand, and touched him, saying: I will. Be diou 
made clean. And immediately his leprosy ivas 
cleansed. And Jesus saith to him : See thou tell no 
man: but go shew thyself to the priest, and qfTer 
the gift which Moses commanded for a testimony 
unto them. *And when he had entered into Capha r- 
naum, there came to him a centurion, beseechii ig 
him, and saying: Lord, my servant lieth at hcrne 
sick of the palsy, and is grievously tormented. A nd 
Jesus saith to him ; I will come and heal him. A nd 
the centurion making answer said : Lord, I am D ot 
worthy that thou sho^ldst enter under my roof : fe ut 
only say the word, and my servant shall be beaked, 
For I also am a man under authority, having sol- 
diers under me; and I say to this man, Go, and he 
goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, ai id 
to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it* And win 3n 
Jesus heard this, he marvelled : and said to th m 
that followed him : Amen I say to you, I have not 
found so great faith in Israel. And I say unto you, 
that many shall come from the east and the w< *t, 
and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, a.nd 
Jacob in the kingdom of heaven : but the child reu 
of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exter ior 
darkness ; there shall be weeping and gnashing of 
teeth. And Jesus said to the centurion : Go, ap d as 
thou hast believed, so be it done to thee. And. the 
servant was healed at the same hour. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxvii.--.The right hand of the 
Lord hath shewn its power: the right hand cjfthe 
Lord hath raised me up: I shall not die, bitft live, 
and I will publish the works of the Lord. 
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100 IV. SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY. 

SECRET. May this offering, O Lord, we be- 
seech thee, cleanse away our sins: and sanctify the 
bodk s and souls of thy servants, to prepare them for 
worthily celebrating this sacrifice. Thro'. 

COMiM. Lu&e iv. a 2. All wondered at the 
words that came from the mouth of God. 

P. COMM. Quos tantis.We beseech thee, O 
Lord, that we, to whom thou vouchsafest the use 
of these great mysteries, may be made truly worthy 
to receive the benefits thereof. Thro*. 

IV, SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY. 

The Introit, Gradual, Offertory, and Communion, 

as on last Sunday, are continued till Septuagesima. 

COLLECT. Dcusgui. 

OGOD, who knowest, that thro* human frailty 
we are not able to subsist amidst so many dan- 
gers, grant us health of soul and body; that what- 
soever we suffer for our sins, we may overcome by 
thy assistance. Thro'. 
After Candlemas the II. Collect (A cunctis) p. xxi. 

with its Secret, p. xxvii. and Postcom. p. xliv. is 

continued till Passion Sunday; the III. (except 

from Ash- Wednesday to Passion Sunday) is at 

the choice of the Priest. 

EPISTLE. Rom. xiii. 8, 10. ... Brethren : Owe 
no man any thing, but to love one another: for he 
that loveth his neighbour, hath fulfilled the law. For 

Thou shalt not commit adultery : Thou shall not 
kill: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear 
false witness: Thou shalt not covet:" and if there 
be any other commandment, it is comprised in this 
word: "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." 
The love of our neighbour worketh no evil* Love 
therefore is the fulfilling of the law. 

0}0$fpl- Matt. viii. 23. 27....^* that time; 
When Jesus entered into the ship, his disciples 



V. SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY. 1O1 

followed him; and behold a great tempest arose in 
the sea, so that the ship was covered with waves, 
but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, 
and awakened him, saying: Lord, save us, we pe- 
rish. And Jesus saith to them: Why are ye fear- 
ful. O ye of little faith ? Then rising up, he com- 
manded the winds and the sea, and there came a 
great calm. But the men wondered, saying : What 
manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea 
obey him. CREDO. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O almi^ty 
God, that the offering of this sacrifice may always 
cleanse our frailty from all evil, and be a protection, 
to us. Thro*. 

P, COMM. Munera tua. May thy gifts, which 
we have partaken of, O God, detach us from all 
earthly pleasures, and ever refresh and strengthen us 
with heavenly food. Thro'. 

V. SUNDAY after EPIPHANY. 

COLLECT. Fui'iilia /??. Preserve, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, thy family by thy constant mercy* 
that we, who confide solely in the support of thy 
heavenly grace, may be always defended by thy 
protection* Thro*. 

EPISTLE. Colo*, iii. 12, 17. Bretfircn : Put 
ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and be- 
loved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, 'humility, 
modesty, patience: bearing with one another, and 
forgiving one another, if any have a complaint 
against another : even as the Lord hath forgiven you, 
so do you also. But above all these things have 
charity, which is the bond of perfection : and let the 
peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also 
you are called in one body : and be ye thankful. 
Let the word of Christ dvve'A in you abundantly, in 
all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another 
J 3 



102 VI. SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY. 

in psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing 
in grace in your hearts to God. All whatsoever you 
do in word or in work, do all in the name of the. 
Lord Jesus Christ* giving thanks to God and the 
Father, thro 1 Jesus Christ our Lord. 

(D0pel. Matt. xiii. 24. 30. ./I* that time ; 
Jesus spoke this parable to the multitude, saying: 
The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that 
sowed good seed in his field. But while men were 
asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle 
among the wheat, and' went his way. And when 
the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, 
then appeared also the cockle. Then the servants of 
the good man of the house said to him : Sir, didst 
thou not sow good seed in thy field ? from whence 
then hath it cockle ? And he said to them : An ene- 
my hath done this. And the servants said to him: Wilt 
thou that we go and gather it up ? And he said : No, 
lest while you gather up the cockle, you root up 
the wheat also together with it. Let both grow un- 
til the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will 
say to the reapers : Gather up first the cockle, and 
bind it in bundles to burn, but gather the wheat into 
my barn. 

SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, this sacrifice 
of propitiation: that thou wouldst mercifully forgive 
us our sins, and guide our tottering hearts. Thro'. 

P. COMM. Quasumus.VJe beseech thee, O 
Almighty Go^l, that we may one day receive the 
effects of that salvation, of which we have received 
the pledge in these mysteries. Thro*. 

VI. SUNDAY after EPIPHANY. 

COLLECT. Prtf6ta. Grant, we beseech thee, 

D Almighty God, that being always intent upori 

what is reasonable and just, we may, both in word 

and deed, perform what is acceptable to thee. Thro'. 



VI. SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHAWVf. 103 

EPISTLE, i Tbess. i. 2. 10 - Brcl .hrcn: We 
g'we thanks to God always for you all ; making a 
remembrance of you vn our prayers without ceasing; 
being mindful of you in the work of yc mr faith, and 
hope and charity, and of the endurinf r 'of the hope 
of our Lord Jesus Christ, before Gorl and our Fa- 
ther: knowing, brethren, beloved -of God, your 
election: Tor our gospel hath notheen to you in 
word only but in power also, ap d in the Holy 
Ghost, and in much fulness, as you 'know what man- 
ner of men we have been among y 3u for your sakes. 
And you became followers of u., and of the Lord; 
receiving the word in much tribu) ation, with joy of 
the Holy Ghost: so that you w ere made a pattern 
to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia. For 
from you was spread abroad tlve word of the Lord, 
not only in Macedonia and io Achaia, but also in 
every place your faith, whicK is towards God, is 
gone forth, so that we need not speak any thing. 
For they themselves relate of us, what manner of 
entering in we had unto yc* ; ; and how you turned. 
to God from idols, to servo the living and true God, 
and to wait for his Son from heaven (whom he 
raised up from the dead) J'ESUS, who hath delivered 
lis from the wrath to corr.e. 

CpQfBCl Matt. x?.ii. 31.35.^ that time: 
Jesus spo\e to the ni iltitude this parable: The 
kingdom of heaven is U'ke to a grain of mustard-seed, 
which a man took and sowed in his field. Which 
indeed is the least of?. 11 seeds: but when it is grown 
up, it is greater tfuv \ any herbs, and becometh a 
tree, so that the bi'rds of the air come and dwell in 
the branches thereo f. Another parable he spoke to 
them : the kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, 
which a woma'/f took and hid in three measures of 
meal, until il*e 'whole was leavened. All these 
things Jesus spjok.fc in parables to the multitudes; and 



104 SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY, 

without parables he did not speak to them : that the 
word might be fulfilled which was spoken hy the 
prophet, saying: 1 will open ray mouth in para- 
bles, L will utter things hidden from the foundation 
of the world," * CREDO. 

SECRET. May this oblation, O God, we be. 
seech thee, cleanse, renew, govern, and protect us. 

P. COMM. Calestibus.Bemg fed, O Lord, 
with heavenly dainties, we beseech thee, that we 
may always hunger after them, as they preserve our 
life. Thro'. 
Jf there be not VI. Sundays between the Epiphany 

and Septuagesima, what remains are omitted, and 

taken in between the XXIII. and the last Sunday 

after Pentecost. 

SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

INTR01T. jP/.xvii. 

'"FHE "pangs of death, S^Ircumdcderunt we ge- 
and the sorrows of mitus mortis, dolores 

bell < have encompassed infcrni circumffcderuntme: 
me: and in my distress I et, in trilulatione rnca in. 
called upon the Lord, rocavi Dominum, ct ex- 
and he heard my voice audivit de templo sancfo 
from his holy temple, suo vocem vneam. Ps. Dz- 
Ps. I will love thee, O ligam te Domine, fortitu- 
Lord, my strength : the do mea ; Dominm ftrma- 
Lord is my support, my mentummeum et rcfugium 
refuge, and my deliverer. mum f et liberator -meus, 

V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Preces. Mercifully hear, we be- 
seech thee, O Lord, the prayers of thy people: that 
we who are justly afflicted for our sins, may be mer- 
cifully delivered for the glory of thy name. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Cor. ix. 24. and*, i. Brethren; 
Know you not that they that run in the race, all run 
indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run ye, 
that you may obtain. And every one that striveth 



SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 105 

for the mastery, refraineth himself from all things : 
and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible 
crown: but we an incorruptible one. I therefore 
so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as 
one beating the air : but 1 chastise my body, and 
bring it into subjection : lest perhaps, \vhen 1 have 
preached to others, I myselr should become a cast- 
away Chap. x. i. 5. For 1 would not have you 
ignorant, brethren, that our fathers were all under 
the cloud, and all passed through the sea. And all 
in Moses were baptized in a cloud, and in the sea, 
and did all eat the same spiritual food : and all 
drank the same spiritual drink: (and they drank of 
the spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock 
was Christ.) But with the most of them God was 
not well pleased. 

GRAD. Ps. ix. Thou art our timely help in 
distress. Let all that know thee, put their trust in 
thee ; for thou forsakest not those that seek thee, O 
Lcrd. V. The poor man will not be forgotten for 
ever: the patience of the poor man will notforever 
be in vain. Arise, O Lord, let not man prevail. 

TRACT. Ps. cxxix.. De prqfundis clamavi ad 
te, Domine; Domine, exaudi vocem mcaw. From 
the deep have I cried out to thee, O Lord; Lord, 
hear my voice. V. Let thy ears be attentive to the 
prayers of thy servant. V.' If thou shouldst observe 
iniquities, O Lord 1 Lord, who shall stand it ? But 
with thee is propitiation, and because of thy law, I 
waited for thee, O Lord. 

From this day till Ash-Wednesday, the Tract is said 
on Sundays and Festivals only. 

(B00ptU Matt. xx i. 16.-- At that time; Jesus 
spoke to his disciples this parable: The kingdom of 
heaven is like to a householder who went out early in 
the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And 
when he had agieed with the labourers for a penny 



106 SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went 
out about the third hour, and saw others standing 
idle in the market-place. And he said to them : Go 
you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what 
shall be just. And they went their way. And 
again he went out, about the sixth and the ninth 
hour, and did in like manner. But about the ele- 
venth hour he went out and found others standing, 
and he saith to them : Why stand you here all the 
day idle? They say to him: Because no man hath 
hired us. He saith to them : Go you also into my 
vineyard. And when evening was come, the Lord 
of the vineyard said to his steward: Call the labour- 
ers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last 
even to the first. When therefore they were come, 
that came about the eleventh hour, they received 
every man a penny. But when the first also came, 
they thought that they should have received more, 
and they likewise received every man a penny* 
And when they received it they murmured against 
the master of the house, saying : These last have 
worked but one hour, and thou hast made them 
equal to us that have borne the burden of the day, 
and the heats. But he answered one of them, and 
said: Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not 
agree with me for a penny? Take what is thine, and 
go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to 
thee. Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will ? 
Is thy eye evil, because I am good ? So shall the last 
be first, and the first last. For many are called, but 
few chosen. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. 31. It is good to praise the 
Lord, and sing to thy name, O thou the Most 
Highl 

SECRET. Having received, O Lord, our offer- 
ings and prayers, cleanse as, we beseech thee, by 
these heavenly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. 

COMM. Ps. 31. Cast a favourable look on thy 



5BPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 107 

servant, and save me by thy mercy ; let me not be 
disappointed, O Lord, since I have called upon 
thee. 

P. COMM. JWdfes.-.May thy faithful, O God, 
be strengthened by these thy mysteries; that re- 
ceiving them, they may still desire them; and de- 
siring them, may eternally receive them. Thro*. 

SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY. 
1NTR01T. Ps. xliii. 

ARISE, why sleepest J?Xurge 9 quare obdor- 
thou, O Lord ? - L- ' mis, Domim ? Ex- 
Arise and cast us not off urge, et nc repcllas infi- 
forever? Why turnest nem. Quarcfadamtuam 
thou away thy face ? avert is ? Oblivisceris tri- 
forgettest thou our dis- bulationem nostram ? Ad- 
tress ? Our belly cleaveth h tea it in terra venter nos- 
to the earth : Arise, O tcr : Eturge, Dominc, 
L,ord, help and deliver udjuva wos, et libcra nos. 
us. Ps. We have heard, Ps. Deus, auribus nqstris 
O God, with our ears: aucfivimits : Patrcs ?iostri 
our fathers have related annuntiaverunt ?iobis. 
to us thy wonders. V. V. Gloria. 
Glorv. 

COLLECT. Dem qul O God, who seestthat 

we place no confidence in any thing we do; merci- 
fully grant that, by the protection of the Doctor of 
the Gentiles, we may be defended against all ad. 
versitv. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. 2 Cor. xi. 19. 33. and xii. i. 9, Brj. 
thrcn : You gladly suffer the foolish: whereas your- 
selves are wise. For you suffer if a man bring you 
into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take 
from you, if a man he lifted up, if a man strike you 
on the face. I speak according to dishonour, as if 
we had been weak in this part. Wherein if any man 
i* bold (I speak foolishly) I am bold also. They are 
Hebrews; so am I: They are Israelites; so am I. 



'08 SEXAGESJMA SUNDAY. 

They are the seed of Abraham: so ami! They are 
the ministers of Christ! (I speak as one less wise) I 
am more: in many more lahours, in prisons more 
frequently, in stripes above measure, in death often. 
Of the Jews five times did I receive forty stripes,save 
one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once I was 
stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck ; a night and a 
day I was in the depth of the sea. In journeying 
often, in perils of water, in perils of robbers, in 
perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gen- 
tiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, 
in perils in the sea, in perils from false brethren. 
In labour and painfulness, in watching often, in 
hunger and thirst, in fasting often, in cold and na 
kedness. Besides these things that are without: my 
daily instance, the solicitude for all the churches. 
Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is scan- 
dalized, and I am not on fire ? If I must needs 
glory : I will glory of the things that concern my 
infirmity. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, who is blessed for ever, knoweth that 1 lie 
not. At Damascus the governor of the nation under 
Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes, 
*o apprehend me: and through a window in a bas- 
ket was I let down by the wall, and so escaped his 
hands. Chap. xii. i. If I must glory (it is not expe- 
dient indeed-, but I will come to visions and revela* 
riorfs of the Lord. I know a man in Christ, about 
fourteen year^ ago, (whether in the body I know 
not, or out of the body I know not, God knoweih,) 
such a one caught up to the third heaven. And I 
know such a man (whether in the body, or out of 
the body, I cannot tell, God knoweth) how he 
was caught into paradise j and heard secret words, 
which is not granted to man to utter. Of such a 
one I will glory ; but of myself I will glory nothing, 
but in my infirmities. For even if I would glorv, r 
shall hot be foolish: for I shall say the truth, Bur 



SEXAGES1MA SUNDAY. 1O<) 

I forbear, lest any man should think of me above 
that which he seeth in me, or any thing he heareth 
from me. And lest the greatness of the revelation 
should lift me up, there was given me a sting of my 
flesh, an angel of Satan, to ouffet me. For which 
thing I thrice besought the Lord, that it might de- 
part from me: and he said to me: My grace is suf- 
ficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infir- 
mity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, 
that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxxii. 'Let the Gentiles know that 
God is thy name: that thoti art the Most High over 
all the earth. V. Make them turn about, O my God, 
like a wheel, and scatter them like chaff before the 
wind. 

TRACT. Ps. ibci***C0m*aviff*j Domine, terrain, 
et co/tturbasti cam. Thou hast shaken the earth, O 
Lord, and made it tremble. K. Heal its wounds, 
for it is shaken. V. Make thy chosen people retire 
from before thy bow, that they may be safe. 

(KOjSpCU Luke viii. 4. 16. At th<it time': 
When a very great multitude was gathered together, 
and hastened out of the cities to meet Jesus, tie spoke by 
a similitude. A sower went out to sow his seed : and 
as he sowed some fell by the way side, and it was 
trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 
And other some fell upon a rock ; and as soon as it 
was sprung up, it withered away because it had no 
moisture. And other some fell among thorns, and 
the thorns growing up with it, choked it. And 
other some tell upon good ground; and sprung up, 
and yielded fruit a hundred- fold. Saying these things 
he cried out: He that hath ears to hear, let him 
hear. And his disciples asked him what this para- 
ble might be. To whom he said : To )ou i f - 
given to knovvthft mystery of the kingdom of < 
but to the rest in parables: t k . .!.?y 

K 



110 OUlNgUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now 
the parable is this; The seed is the word of God. 
And they by the way side, are they that hear, then 
the devil cometh, and taketh the word out of their 
hearts, lest believing they should be saved. Now 
they upon the rock, are they who, when they hear, 
receive the word with joy : and these have no roots; 
who believe for a while, and in time of temptation 
fall away. And that which fell among thorns, are 
they who have heard, and going their way, are 
choked with the cares and the riches and pleasures 
of this life, and yield no fruit. But that on the 
good ground are they who in a good and perfect 
heart, hearing the word, keep it, and bring forth 
fruit in patience. 

OFFERT. Pa. xvi. Settle my steps in thy paths, 
that my feet may not slip : bend thine ear, and hear 
my words: display the wonders of thy mercy, O 
Lord, who saveth those that hope in thee. 

SECRET. May the sacrifice we have offered to 
tliee, O Lord, always enliven us and defend us. 
Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xlii. I will go up to the altar of 
God, to God, who rejoiceth my youth. 

P. COMM. Supplices. Grant, we humbly be- 
seech thee, O Almighty God, that those whom 
thou refreshest with thy sacraments, may, by a life 
well pleasing to thee, worthily serve thee. Thro'. 

QU1NQUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 
INTROIT. Ps. xxx. 

BE to me a protecting T^STO mihi in Deurn 
God, and a place -" protectorem, et in 
of refuge to save me: for locum refugii, ut salvurn 
thou art my strength me facias: quoniam fir. 
and refuge ; and fr the momentum meum, et re- 
glory of thy name thou fugium meum <?s tu ; ttf 



gUlNQUAGESIMA SUNDAY, I j I 

thyself wilt be my guide, propter nomen tuum dux 
and wilt feed me. Ps. mild eris, et ejiutriesme. 
In thee, Lord, have I Ps. In te, Doming spe~ 
hoped, /et me never be ravi, non confundar in 
put to shame: by thy attrmim; in justitia tua 
justice deliver me, and libera me, et eripe me. V. 
rescue me. V. Glory. Gloria. 

COLL. Preces. Mercifully hear our prayers, we 
beseech thee, O Lord, and being freed from the 
chains of our sins, preserve us from all adversity. 
Thro. J 

EPISTLE, i Cor. xiii. i. 14. -Brethren; If I 

speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and 

nave not charity, I am become as sounding brass, 

or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have pro- 

pnecy, and should know all mysteries, and all 

knowledge: and if I should have all faith, so that 1 

d remove mountains, and have not charity, I 

am nothing. And if I should distribute all my goods 

to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body 

> burned and have not charity, it profiteth me 

hmg. Charity is patient, is kind: Charity en- 

vieth not, dealeth not perversely; it is not puffed 

"P, it is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not 

Fn^ VK anger '. ^kethno evil, rejoiceth not 

m inmuity, but rejoiceth with the truth: beareth 

Pnrl nrT' If P^ ^ Mn & llO P eth a11 things, 

endureth all thmgs. Charity never falleth away: 
whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues 
shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed. For 
I know m part, and we prophecy in' part. But 
when that which perfect is come/that which is in 

soot; I \ T?i^h? aVV ; ay ' When * ^' M a child ' 

2^rl ? 8 / Ch | J ld ' V 111 ^ 810011 aSa Child, I thought 

C S r But K W \ e ft \ became a man l P"t Wy 
^things of a child. We now see through a glass 

in a dark manner: but then face to face. Now I 
K 2 



M2 QUlNQUAGESIMA SUNDAY. 

know in part: but then I shall know even as I am 
known. And now there remain faith, hope, cha- 
rity, these three ; but the greatest of these is 
charity. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxiii. Thou art the God who alone 
dost wonders : thou hast made known thy power 
among the Gentiles. V. Thou hast delivered thy 
people, the children of Israel and Joseph, by the 
strength of thy arm. 

TRACT. Ps. xcix. Jubilate Deo omnis terra ; 
scrvite Domino in latitia. Praise the Lord, all ye 
people of the earth; serve the Lord with joy. V. 
Come before him with gladness; fand know the 
Lord is God. V. It is he that made us; we did not 
make ourselves : we are his people, and the sheep 
of his pasture. 

CE>00p0L Luke xviii. 31. 43. At that time; 
Jesus took unto him the twelve, and said to them: 
Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and all things shall 
be accomplished which were written by the pro- 
phets concerning the Son of Man. For he shall be 
delivered to the GentileSj and shall be mocked, and 
scourged, and spit upon : and after they have 
scourged him, they will put him to death, and the 
third day he shall rise again. And they understood 
none of these things, and this word was hid from 
them, and they understood not the things that were 
said. Now it came to pass, that when he drew 
nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the 
way-side, begging. And when he heard the 
multitude passing by, he asked what this meant. 
And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was pas- 
sing by. And he cried out: Jesus, Son of David, 
have mercy on me. And they that went before, 
rebuked him, that he should hold his peace. But 
he cried out much more: Son of David, have 
mercy on me. And Jesus standing, commanded 



QUlNQtJAGESlMA SUNDAY. 113 

him to be brought unto him. And when he was 
come near, he asked him, saying: What wilt thou 
that I do to thee ? But he said : Lord, that I may 
see. And Jesus said to him : Receive thy sight ; thy 
faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he 
saw, and followed him, glorifying God. And all 
the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God, 
CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps.cxviii..-Blessed art thou, OLord, 
teach me thy law: with my lips have 1 pro. 
nounced all the commandments of thy mouth. 

SECRET. May this offering, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, cleanse away our sins : and sanctify the 
bodies and souls of thy servants, to prepare them for 
worthily celebrating this sacrifice. Thro', 

CO MM. Ps. Ixxvii. They have eaten and were 
filled : the Lord granted them their desire ; they 
have not been disappointed. 

P. COMM. Qu(snmus<'We beseech thee, O 
Almighty God, that we who have taken this hea- 
venly food, may by it be defended from all ad* 
versity. 

ASH-WEDNESDAY. 

'T'HE ceremony of applying afhes, in the form ofacrofs, 
to the heads of the faithful on this day, is a relick of 
the ancient difcipline of the Church which at the begin*, 
ning of Lent, fubjected public and fcandalous fmners to 
public and canonical penance. The priefl, (having firft 
heard their confeflion, cloathed them with fackcloth 
laid afhes on their heads, and fprinkled them with holy 
water) recited aloud over them the J'ewn Penitential 
Pfalms, aiTifted therein by all the clergy lying proftrate on 
the ground. After the proceflion, in which they walked 
bare-foot in the penitential drefs above defcribcd, they 
were turned out of the Church, not to be again admitted 
to aflift at the facred myitcries, till Maundy-Thurfday. 
The Church doors were then fhut, and the Mafs of the 
faithful began, 



JT4 ASH-WEDNESDAY. 

Though public penances are not fo frequent as they 
formerly were, the Council of Trent exprefsly orders 
them for public crimes, Scfs. xxiv. c 8. de Reform. And 
the directions given in the Roman Ritual, de Sacram. Penit. 
are: " Let not the prieft absolve thofe who have given 
public feandal, till they have made public fatisfaSion, 
and removed the feandal." 

We are therefore to perform this holy ceremony with 
an humble and contrite foul, with a firm refolution of 
entering upon penitential practices in order to punifh our 
fins, and to fatisfy for them in a manner that may bear 
Come proportion to the enormity of our offences. 

THE BLESSING OF THE ASHES. 
ANT.TTEAR us, O Lord, for thy mercy is kind : 
AX look on us, O Lord, according to the 
multitude of thy mercies. Ps. Save me, OGod: for 
the waters have reached my soul. V. Glory. 
ANT. Hear us, $c. to Ps. 
The Lord be with you. 11. And with thy spirit. 
Let us pray. Omnipotent. 

O Almighty and eternal God, spare those that 
repent, shew mercy to those that humbly in- 
treat thee: and vouchsafe to send from heaven thy 
holy angel, to { bless, and { sanctify these ashes, 
that they maybe a wholesome remedy to all who 
hnmbly call upon thy holy name, and conscious of 
their sins, accuse themselves, and deplore their 
crimes in sight of thy divine Majesty, or humbly and 
earnestly have recourse to thy sovereign^ bounty ; and 
grant, by pur calling on thy most holy name, that 
whoever shall be touched by these ashes for the re- 
mission of their sins, may receive health of body, and 
defence of soul. Thro'. 

^ Let us pray. Deus, qui non mortem. 

OGod, who desirest the conversion, and not 
the death of sinners, graciously consider the 
weakness of human nature, and mercifully vouch, 
safe to *J bless these ashes, which we design to re- 



ASH-WEDNESDAY. H^ 

ceive on our heads, in token of our humiliation, 
and to obtain forgiveness : that we, who know that 
we are but ashes, and must return to dust because of 
our wickedness, may obtain, through thy mercy, 
pardon of all our sins, and the recompence pro- 
mised to penitents. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Deux, qui humiliatione. 

OGod, who art appeased by humiliation, and 
pacified by satisfaction, incline to our prayers 
the ears of thy mercy; and pour upon the heads of 
thy servants, covered with these ashes, the grace of 
thy blessing; so as both to fill them with the spirit of 
compunction, and to grant them the effects of their 
just desires, and when granted to remain stable and 
untouched for ever. Thro'. 

Let us pray, Omnipotent 

/^\ Almighty and eternal God, who forgavest the 
\_J Ninivites, when they did penance in sack- 
cloth and ashes: mercifully grant us so to imitate 
their penance, that we may obtain pardon of our 
sins. Thro'. II. Amen- 
The ^Priest having sprinkled the Ashes zcith Holy 

Water, saying the Anthem, Asperg.es, &c. />, xiii. 

without the Psalm, and fuming them thrice, re. 

ceives or gives them to himself; then he lays them 

on the heads of every one, saying to each : 

Pr. Remember, O man, that thou art dust, and 
shalt return to dust again, 

In the mean time, the following Anthems are sung by 
the Choir. 

A NT. Let us change our dress for ashes and sack, 
cloth : let us fast and weep in the presence of the 
Lord; for our God is very merciful to forgive us our 
sins. 

ANT. The priests, the ministers of the Lord, shall 
weep between the porch and the altar, and say : 
fcpare, Lord, O spare thy people, and shut not 
the mouths of those who praise thee, O Lord. 



Il6 ASH-WEDNESDAY, 

ANT, Let ns amend of the sins we have com. 
mitted through ignorance; lest suddenly overtaken 
by the day of our death, we seek for time to do pe- 
nance, and be not able to find it.* Look down on 
us. O Lord, and take pity: for we have sinned 
against thee. V. Help us, O God our Saviour, and 
deliver us for the glory of thy name, O Lord.* 
Look down on us, $c. to V. Glory, $c. Look 
down on us, $c. to V. 

The Lord be with thee. R. And with thy spirit. 
Let us pray; Concede nobis. 

GRANT us, O Lord, to begin with holy fasting 
our Christian warfare; that being to fight 
against spiritual wickedness, we may be aided there- 
in by temperance. Thro'. 

INTROIT. Wisd. ix. Ps. Ixi. 
npHOU, O Lord, hast mercy on all, and hatest 
* none of those things which thou hast created ; 
thou winkest at the sins of men, to draw them to 
repentance, and thou pardonestthem: because thou 
art the Lord our God. Ps. Have mercy on me, O 
God, have mercy on me j for my soul trusteth in 
thee. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Pr&sta, Domitie. Grant, O Lord, 
that thy faithful may enter on this solemn fast with 
suitable piety, and go through it with unmolested 
devotion. Thro 1 . 
After the II. Collect, A cnnctis, p. xx. the following, 

with its Secret and P. Comm. is continued till 

Passion- Sunday. 

III. COLLECT. Omnipotent. O Almighty and 
eternal God, who hast dominion over the living and 
the dead, and art merciful to all, whom thou know- 
est will be thine by faith and good works : we hum- 
bly beseech thee, that they, for whom we have pro- 
posed to offer our prayers, whether this world still 
retains them in the flesh, or the nexj; world hath 
already received them divested of their bodies, oiay g 



ASH-WEDNESDAY. 117 

by the clemency of thine own goodness, and the 
intercession of thy saints, obtain pardon and full 
remission of their sins. Thro'. 

LESSON. Joel ii. 12. 19. Thus saith the 
Lord ; Be converted to me with all your heart, in 
fasting, in weeping, and in mourning. And rend 
your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the 
Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, 
patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the 
evil. Who knovveth but he will return, and for- 
give, and leave a blessing behind him, sacrifice and 
libation to' ihe Lord thy God ? Blow the trumpet 
in Sion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, 
gather together the people, sanctify the Church, 
assemble the ancients, gather together the little ones, 
and them that suck at the breasts : let the bride- 
groom go forth from his bed, and the bride out of 
the bride- chamber. Between the porch and the 
altar the priests the Lord's ministers shall weep, 
and shall say: Spare, O Lord, spare thy people: 
and give not thine inheritance to reproach, that the 
heathens should rule over them. Why should they 
say among the nations: Where is their God ? The 
Lord hath been zealous for his land, and hath spared . 
his people. And the Lord answered and said to his 
people : Behold I will send you corn, and wine, and 
oil, you shall be filled with them: and 1 will no 
more make you a reproach among the nations, saith 
the Lord Almighty. 

GRAD. Ps. Ivi. Have mercy on me, O God, 
have mercy on me: for my soul hath trusted in 
thee. V. He hath stretched forth his hand from 
heaven, and hath delivered me : he hath given up 
to reproach those who trample on me. 

TRACT. Ps. cii. andlxxviii.-rDeal not with us, 
O Lord, according to our sins, which we have com- 
mitted, nor punish us according to our iniquities. 
F. Remember not, O ]Lord, our past olVences; le^ 



II 8 ASH-WEDNESDAY. 

thy mercy soon overtake us, for we are reduced to 
the greatest misery. V. Help us, O God our Savi- 
our: and for the glory of thy name deliver us, O 
Lord, and for the glory of thy name, pardon us 
our sins. 

The above Tract is said every Monday, Wednesday, 
and Friday, till Wednesday in Holy. Week, except 
there be u proper one appointed. 



Matt. vi. 16. 2i. -4* that time; 
Jesus said to his disciples : When you fast be not as 
the hypocrites, sad. For they disfigure their faces, 
that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen I 
say to you, that they have received their reward. 
But thou, when thbu fastest, anoint thy head, and 
wash thy face : that thou appear not to men to fast, 
but to thy Father, who is in secret : and thy 
Father, who seeth in secret, will reward thee. 
Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth : 
where the rust and moth consume, and where 
thieves break through and steal. But lay up for 
yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither the 
rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves 
do not break through nor steal. For where thy 
treasure is, there is thy heart also. 

OFFERT. Ps. xxix. I will extol thee, O Lord, 
because thou hast upholden me: nor hast thou let 
my enemies triumph over me. O Lord, to thee 
I cried out, aind thou didst heal me. 

SECRET Grant, O Lord, that we may be 
duly prepared to present these our offerings, by 
which we celebrate the institution of this venerable 
mystery. Thro 1 . 

J I. SECRET. Ordinary, p. xxvii. 

III. SECRET. O God, to whom alone is known 
the number of thine elect to be placed in eternal 
bliss: grant, we beseech thee, by the intercession of 
all thy saints, that tiie book of predestination may 



THURSDAY BEFORE, &C. 119 

contain the names of all those, whom we have un- 
dertaken to pray for, as well as those of all the 
faithful. Thro'. 

PREFACE. Qui corporaUjejitm^ p. xxx. 
COMM. Ps. i. He that' meditatelh night and 
day on the law of the Lord shall yield his fruit in 
due season. 

P. COMM. Percepta. May the mysteries we 
have received, O Lord, afford us help, that our 
fasting may be acceptable to thee, and become 
a remedy to us, Thro'. 

II. P. COMM. Miivdd. -Ordinary p xliv 
1H. P. COMM. P ? m//c^.-.May the mysteries 
5 have received, purify us, we beseech thee O 
Almighty and merciful God: and grant, by the in- 
tercession of all thy saints, that this thy sacrament 
may not increase our guilt to punishment, butbea 
means of obtaining pardon in order to salvation 
may it wash away sin, strengthen our frailty, secure 
us against the dangers of the world 5 and procure 
forgiveness for all the faithful both living and dead 
Ihro\ 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 
/"'Prayer, Inclinantes. over the people. 

'ULLY look down upon us, O Lord, 



I ml ll u p 1 -"' uj yj L/ur<l, 

J-f* bowing down before thy divine Majesty, that 
they who have been refreshed with thy divine mys- 
teries, may always be supported by thy heavenly- 
aid. Thro*. 

THURSDAY before the I. Sunday in Lent 

INTR01T. Ps. liv. 
\I/ HEN I cried out to the Lord, he heard mv 

* . voice against those who were coming upnii 
me: he that is before all ages and will be for ever, 
Humbled them: cast thy care on the Lord, and he 
will feed thee. K. Hear, O God, my praver, an j 



1*0 THURSDAY BEFORE I. SUNDAY IN LENT. 

ttespise not my petition: hearken to me, and graci- 
ously hear me. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. VMS, qui culpa.O God, who by 
sin art offended, and pacified by repentance, merci- 
fully regard the prayers of thy people, who make 
supplication to thee: and turn away the scourges of 
thy anger, which we deserve for our sins. Thro'. 

LESSON. Isaias xxxviii. i. 6. .In those days Eze- 
chias was sick even to death, and Isaias the son of 
Amos the prophet came unto him, and said to him: 
Thus saith the Lord : Take order with thy house for 
thou shalt die, and not live. And Ezechias turned Jus 
face towards the wall, and prayed to the Lord, and 
said : 1 beseech thee, O Lord, remember how 1 have 
walked before thee in truth, and with a perfect heart, 
and have done that which is good in thy sight. And 
Ezechias wept with great weeping. And the word of 
the Lord came to Isaias, saying : Go and say to 
Ezechias: Thus saith the Lord the God of David 
thy father: I have heard thy prayer, and i have seen 
thy tears: behold I will add to thy days fifteen years; 
And 1 will deliver thee and this city out ofthehands 
of the king of the Assyrian?, and I will protect it, 
saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRAD. Ps. liv. Cast thy care on the Lord, and 
he will feed thee. V. When I cried out to the Lord, 
he heard me, and defended me against those that 
were coming upon me. 

dDQ0pU Matt. viii. from * in ^Gospel of the 
III. Sunday after Epiphany, p. 99. 

OFFERT. Ps. xxiv. To thee, O Lord, have I 
raised up my soul : my God, in thee is my trust, let 
me not be confounded; neither let my enemies scoff 
at me; for none, who look for thee, shall be dis- 
appointed. 

SECRET. Hear us, () Lord, we beseech thee, 
and being appeased by these offerings, grant they 



FRIDAY BEFORE THE, &C. 121 

may increase our devotion, and advance our salva- 
tion. Thro*. 

COMM. Ps. 1. Thou wilt accept a sacrifice of 
righteousness, oblations, and whole burnt-offerings 
on thy altar, O Lord. 

P. COMM. Ofcsa's. Having partaken of the 
blessings of these heavenly mysteries, we humbly 
beseech thee, O Almighty God, that by them we may 
receive both the sacrament and eternal salvation. 
Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Parce. Spare, O Lord, spare thy 
people: that having been justly chastised, they may 
find comfort in thy mercy. Thro'. 

FRIDAY before the I. Sunday in Lent. 

INTR01T. Ps. xxix. 

nnTIE Lord hath heard me, and taken pity on me: 
* the Lord hath become my helper. Ps. I will 
extol thee, O Lord, because thou hast protected 
me ; neither hast thou let my enemies triumph over 
me. I 7 . Glory. 

COLLECT. Inchoata jejunia. Graciously fa- 
cour us, O Lord, we bese'ech thee, in the fast we 
have undertaken ; that what we observe outwardly, 
we may perform with sincere minds. Thro*. 

LESSON. Is. Iviii. i. y.Thussaith the Lord God; 
Crv, cease not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, 
and shew my people their wicked doings, and the 
"house of Jacob their sins. For they seek me from 
day to day, and desire to know T my w r ays, as a nation 
that hath done justice, and hath not forsaken the 
judgment of their God : they ask of me the judg- 
ments of justice : they are willing to approach to 
God. Why have we fasted, and thou hast not re- 
garded? why have we humbled our souls, and thoa 
hast not taken notice? Behold, in the day of your 
JLc 



122 FRIDAY BEFORE THE 

fast, your own will is found, and you exact of all 
your debtors. Behold you fast for debates and 
strife, and strike with the fist wickedly. Do not 
fast as you have done until this day, to make your 
cry to be heard on high. Is this such a fast as I 
have chosen, for a man to afflict his soul for a day ? 
is this it, to wind his head about like a circle, and 
to spread sackcloth and ashes ? wilt thou call this a 
fast, and a day acceptable to the Lord ? Is not this 
rather the fast that I have chosen ? loose the bands of 
wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them 
that are broken go free, and break asunder every 
burden. Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring 
the needy and the harbourless into thy house : 
when thou shalt see one naked, cover him, and 
despise not thy own flesh. Then shall thy light 
break forth as the morning, and thy health shall 
speedily arise, and thy justice shall go before thy 
face, and the glory of the Lord shall gather thee up. 
Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall hear: thou 
shalt cry, and he shall say ; Here I am, for I the 
Lord thy God am merciful. 

GRAD. Ps. xxvi. One thing have! asked of the 
Lord, and that I will continue to ask, that I may 
dwell in the house of the Lord. V. That I may 
contemplate the beauty of the Lord, and be pro 
tected in his holy temple. 

TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. p. 1 1 7. 

CBOSfpCU Matt. v. 43. 48. vi. i. 4. At that 
time ; Jesut said to his disciples ; You have heard that 
it hath. been said: Thou shalt love thy neighbour, 
and hate thy enemy. But I say to you, love your 
enemies, do good to them that hate you : and pray 
for them that persecute and calumniate you: that 
yon may be the children ot your Father, who is in 
heaven, \vrio maketh his sun to rise upon the good 
and bad, and raineth upon the just and unjust. For 



I. SUNDAY JN LENT. 123 

if you love them tluit love you, what reward shall 
you have ? do not even the publicans the same ? 
And if you salute your brethren only, what do you 
do more ? do not also the heathens the same . 
Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Fa- 
ther is perfect. Chap. vi. Take heed that you do 
not your justice before men, to be seen by them ; 
otherwise you shall not have a reward of your Father 
who is in heaven. Therefore when thou dost an 
alms deed, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the 
hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, 
that they may be honoured by men. Amen I say to 
you, they have received their reward. But when 
thou dost alms, let not thy left hand know what thy 
right hand doth. That thy alms may be in secret, 
and thv Father who seeth in secret will repay thee. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxvlii. Preserve my life, O Lord, 
according to thy promise, that I may know thy 
commandments. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
that the sacrifice we offer in this holy time of Lent, 
may render our souls acceptable to thee, and make 
us more ready in the practice of fasting. Thro*. 

CO MM. Ps. ii. Serve the Lord with fear, and 
rejoice in him with trembling : embrace instructions, 
lest yon perish from the right way. 

P. COMM. Spiritumnobis. -Give us, O Lord, the 
spirit of thy charity, -that thou mayest, by thy mer- 
cy, make those unanimous, whom thou hast fed 
with one and the same heavenly bread. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Tucre Domine.... Defend, O Lord, 
thy people, and mercifully cleanse them from all 
their sins: for no misfortune can hurt them, if no 
wickedness rule over them. Thro. 
La 



C "4 ) 

SATURDAY before the T. Sunday in Lent. 
The Introit, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, and Commu- 
nion, as in the foregoing Mass, />. i 21, 4c. 

COLLECT. Adesto Domine.... Give ear, OLord, 
to our prayers, and grant that we may, with true 
devotion, observe this solemn fast, which was 
wholesomely instituted for giving health to both our 
souls and bodies. Thro*. 

LESSON. Isaias Iviii. 9. 14. Thus saith the Lord 
God: If thou wilt take away the chain out of the 
midst of thee, and cease to stretch out the finger, 
and to speak that which is guod for nothing. When 
thou shalt pour out thy soul to the hungry, and shalt 
satisfy the afflicted soul, then shall thy light rise up 
in darkness, and thy darkness shall be as the noon- 
day. And the Lord will give thee rest continually, 
and will fill thy soul with brightness, and deliver thy 
bones, and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and 
like a fountain of water, whose waters shall not 
fail. And the places that have been desolate for 
ages, shall be built in thee : thou shalt raise up the 
foundations of generation and generation : and thou 
shalt be called the repairer of the fences, turning the 
paths into rest. If thou turn away thy foot from the 
sabbath, from doing thy own will in thy holy day, 
and call the sabbath delightful, and the holy of the 
Lord glorious, and glorify him whilst thou dost not 
thy own ways, and thy own will is not found, to 
speak a word: Then shalt thou be delighted in the 
Lord, and I- will lift thee up above the high places 
of the earth, and will feed thee with the inheritance 
of Jacob thy father- For the mouth of the Lord 
hath spoken it. 

<li500pel. Mark vi. 47* $6.~At thai time ; 
When it was late, the ship was in the midst of the 
sea, and he alone on the land. And seeing them 
labouring in rowing (for the wind was against them) 



SATURDAY BEFORE I. SUNDAY IN LENT. 125 

and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh 
to them walking upon the sea, and he would have 
passed by them But they seeing him walking 
upon the sea, thought it was an apparition, and 
they cried out. For they all saw him, and were 
troubled* And immediately he spoke with them, 
and said to them : Have a good heart, it is I, fear 
ye not- And he went up to them into the 
ship, and the wind ceased. And they were far 
more astonished within themselves; for they under- 
stood not concerning the loaves: for their heart 
was blinded. And when they had passed over, they 
came into the land of Genesareth, and set to the 
shore. And when they were gone out of the ship, 
immediately they knew him ; and running through 
that whole country, they began to carry about in 
beds those that were sick, where they heard he was. 
And whithersoever he entered, into towns, or into 
villages, or cities, they laid the sick in the streets, 
and besought him that they might touch but the hem 
of his garment ; and as many as touched him were 
made whole* 

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice, by 
the immolation of which thou vouchsafest to be ap- 
peased j and grant, we beseech thee, that being 
purified by its efficacy, we may otter the affections 
of our mind well pleasing to thee. Thro'. 

P. COMM. Calestis. Being strengthened, O 
Lord, by the gift of a heavenly life, we beseech thee, 
that what is a mystery to us in this life, may help us 
to obtain that which is eternal. Thro*. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 
PRAYER. J/t/c*. May thy faithful, O God, 
be strengthened by thy gifts; that, by receiving 
them, they may ever hunger after them, and him* 
gering after them, they may have their desires satis- 
fied in the everlasting possession of them. Thro'. 
L 3 



( 126 ) 

I. SUNDAY IN LENT. 
INTROIT. Ps. xc. 

HE shall cry to me, TNwcabit me, r et ego 
and I will hear him : exaudiam cum : Eri- 
I will rescue nim, and piarn eum, et glorificabo 
glorify him: I will fill eum : Lougitudine die- 
him with length of days, rum adimplebo eum,- 
Ps. He that confideth in Ps. 90. Qui habitat in 
the aid of the Most High, adjutorio altissimi, in pro- 
shall abide under the tectione Dei cocli comma* 
protection of the God of ratibur. 
heaven. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Dem qui.O God, who purifiest 
thy Church by the yearly observation of Lent : 
grant, that what thy children endeavour to obtain of 
thee by abstinence, they may put in execution by 
good works. Thro. 

EPISTLE. 2 Cor. vi. i. io.~Brethreni We ex- 
hort you, that you receive not the grace of God in 
Vuin. For he saith : " In an acceptable time have I 
heard thee; and in the day of salvation have I helped 
thee." Behold, now is the acceptable time: be- 
hold, now is the day of salvation. Giving no of- 
fence to any man, that our ministry be not blamed ; 
but in a!l things let us exhibit ourselves as the mini- 
sters of God, 'in much patience, ia tribulation, in 
necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in prison, in 
seditions, in labours, in watchings, in fastings, in 
chastity, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in sweet- 
ness, in the Holy Ghost, in charity unfeigned, in 
the word of ,ruth, in the power of God ; by the ar- 
mour of justice on the right-hand, and on the left: 
by honour, and dishonour: by evil report, and good 
report: as deceivers, and yet true: as unknown, 
and yet : known : as dying, and behold we live; as 
chastised, and not killed: as sorrowful, yet always 
rejoicing ; as needy, yet enriching many ; as having 
nothing, and possessing all things. 



I. SUNDAY IN LENT. 127 

GRAD. Ps. xc. God has given his angels a 
charge over thec, to guard thee in all thy ways. F. 
They shall bear thee up on their hands, lest at any 
time thou hit thy foot against a stone. 

TRACT. Ps. xc. -Qui habitat in adjutorio altis. 
simi, in protect ione Dei call commora'bitur. lie that 
confideth in the aid of the Most High, shall abide 
under the protection of the God of heaven. V. He 
shall say to the Lord, thou art my protector and my 
refuge; Fie is my God, in him will I hope. V. For 
it is he who -hath delivered me from the snare of 
those that hunted me: and from their threats. V. He 
shall cover thee with his shoulder: and thou shalt 
hope under his wing. V. His truth shall compass 
thee with a shield : thou shalt not fear the terrors of 
the night. K, Nor the arrow flying by day, nor the 
mischief stalking in the dark, nor a fall," nor the 
noon-day devil. V. A thousand shall fall on thy 
side, and ten thousand on thy right hand ; But evil 
shall not approach thee. V. For he hath given his 
angels charge over thee, to guard thee in all thy 
ways. V. They shall bear thee upon their hands, 
lest at any time thou hit thy foot against a stone. V. 
Thou shalt tread on the asp and the basilisk : thou 
shirt trample on the lion and the dragon. V. Since 
he hath hoped in me, I will deliver him ; I will pro- 
tect him, since he hath known my name. He shall 
call upon me, and. I will hear him : I am with him 
in distress. V. I will rescue him, and glorify him : 
I will fill him with length of days, and shew him 
my salvation. 

(BOSptU Matt. iv. i. ii. .4* that time: Jesus 
was led by the spirit into the desart, to be tempted 
by the Devil. And when he had fasted forty days 
and forty nights, he was afterwards hungry. And 
the tempter coming, said to him; If thou be the 
Son of God, command that these stones be made 
bread. But he answered and said: It is written, 



123 MONDAY IN THE 

;< Not by bread alone doth man live, but by every 
woid that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." 
Then the Devil took him into the holy city, and set 
him upon the pinnacle of the temple, and said to 
him: If thou* be the Son of God, cast thyself down; 
for it is written : " He hath given his angels charge 
over thee, and on their hands shall they bear thee up, 
lest perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone." 
Jesus said to him, it is written again, "Thou shalt 
not tempt the Lord thy God." Again the Devil took 
him up into a very high mountain, and shewed him 
all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of 
them, and said to him : All these will I give thee, 
if thou wiit fall down and adore me. Then Jesus 
said to him : Begone, Satan, for it is written : " The 
Lord thy God thou shalt adore, and him only shalt 
thou serve." Then the devil left him; and behold 
angels came and ministered to him." CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xc. The Lord shall cover thee 
with his shoulders, and thou shalt hope under his 
Wings; his truth shall compass thee with a shield. 

SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, in the most 
solemn manner, this sacrifice at the beginning of 
Lent, humblv beseeching thee, that as we retrench 
from the food of our bodies, we may also refrain 
from all noxious pleasures. Thro'. 

COMM. Fs. xc. The Lord shall cover thee 
with his shoulders, and thou shalt hope under his 
wings : his truth shall compass thee with a shield. 

P. COMM. Tul nos. May the holy oblation, O 
Lord, of thy sacrament, give us a new life, that, by 
laying aside the old man, it may bring us to the 
participation of this saving mystery. Thro'. 



A 



MONDAY, I. WEEK IN LENT. 

INTROIT. Ps. cxxii, 

S the eyes of the servants are on the hands of 
their masters, so are our eyes on the Lord our 



I. WEEK OF LJiNT. 129 

God, until he have mercy on us: have mercy on us, 

Lord, have mercy on us. Ps. To thee have I 
lifted up my eyes, thou that dwellest in the hea- 
vens. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Convene. Convert us, O God our 
Saviour, and instruct our minds with thy heavenly 
doctrine, that this fast of Lent may be beneficial to 
us. Thro'. 

LESSON. Ezek. xxxiv. 1 1 . 1 6 Thus saith the Lord 
God i Behold I myself will seek my sheep, and will 
visit them. As the shepherd visiteth his flock, in the 
day when he shall he in the midst of his sheep that ' 
were scattered : so will I visit my sheep, and will 
deliver them out of all the places where they have 
been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And t 
will bring them out from the peoples, and will ga- 
ther them out of the countries, and will bring them 
to their own land ; and I will feed them in the 
mountains of Israel, by the rivers, and in all the ha- 
bitations of the land : 1 will feed them in the most 
fruitful pastures, and their pastures shall be in the 
high mountains of Israel: there shall they rest on the 
green grass, and be fed in fat pastures upon the 
mountains of Israel. 1 will feed my sheep : and I 
will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. 

1 will seek that which was lost: and that which was 
driven away, I will bring again: and I will bind up 
that which was broken, and 1 will strengthen that 
which was weak, and that which was fat and strong 
I will preserve: and I will feed them in judgment, 
sat h the Lord Almighty. 

GRAD. Pa. Ixxxiii. Cast an eye upon us, O 
God, our Protector, look down upon thy servants, 
V. O Lord God of armies, hear the prayers of thy 
servants. 

TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. p. 1 17. 

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said to his disciples: When the Son of Man shall 
com* in his majesty, and all the angels with him, 
then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. And 
all nations shajl be gathered together before him, 
and he shall separate them one from another, as the 
shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats : and 
he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats 
on his left. Then shall the king say to them that 
shall be on his right hand; Come, ye blessed of my 
Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from 
the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, 
I and you gave me to eat : I was thirsty, and you gave 
me to drink: I was a stranger, and you took me 
in : naked, and you cloathed me ; sick, and you vi- 
sited me : I was in prison, and you came to me. 
Then shall the just answer him, saying; Lord, when 
did we see thee hungry, and fed thee ; thirsty, and 
gave thee drink ? And when did we see thee a 
stranger, and took thee in: or naked, and cloathed 
thee ? Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and 
came to thee ? And the king answering shall say to 
them : Amen I say to you, as long as you have done 
it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to 
me. Then skall he say to them also that shall be 
on his left hand : Depart from me, you cursed, in- 
to everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil 
and his angels. For I was hungry, and you gave me 
not to eat ; I was thirsty, and you gave me not to 
drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in ; 
naked, and you cloathed me not j sick, and in pri- 
son, and you did not visit me. Then shall they 
also answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see 
thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or 
sick, or in prison, and did not minister to thee? 
Then he shall answer them, saying; Amen I say to 
you, as long as you did it not to one of these least 
ones, neither did you it to me. And these sha.l go 



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into everlasting punishment, but the just into life 
everlasting. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxviii. I will lift up my eyes, and 
consider thy wonders, O Lord, that thou mayest 
teach me thy law ; give me understanding, and I 
will learn thy commandments. 

SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we 
have made, and cleanse us from the stains of our 
sins. Thro'. 

COMM. Matt. xxv.~ Verily, I say to you : What 
you have done to one of the least of mine, you have 
done to me: come, ye blessed of my Father, take 
possession of the kingdom prepared for you from the 
beginning of the world. 

P. COMM. Salutaris. Being filled, O Lord, 
by the participation of thy saving mysteries, we 
humbly beseech thee, that as we rejoice in the taste 
thereof, we may be renewed by their effects. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Absolve.- Loosen, O Lord, we be- 
seech thee, the bonds of our sins; and mercifufly 
turn away from us whatever we deserve for them. 
Thro'. 

TUESDAY. 
INTR01T. Ps. Ixxxix. 

r PHOU, O Lord, hast been our refuge from gene- 
A ration to generation: thou art from all eternity, 
and wilt he throughout all ages. Ps. Before the 
mountains were made, and before the globe of the 
earth was formed, thou art God from all eternity 
and throughout all ages. K. Glory. 

COLLECT. Respice. Look down, O Lord, on 
thy children, and grant that, while \ve chastise our- 
selves by mortifying the flesh, our minds may be in- 
flamed with the love and desire of thee. Thro*. 

LESSON. J5.lv. 6. ii. In those days: Isaias 
the prophet spake, sayi/ig ; Seek ye the Lord while 



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be may be found, call upon him while he is near. 
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the un- 
just man his thoughts, and let him return to the 
Lord, and he will have mercy on him ; and to our 
God, for he % is bountiful to forgive. ' For my 
thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways my 
ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are ex- 
alted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above 
your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts. 
And as the rain and the snow come down from hea- 
ven, and return no more thither, but soak the earth 
and water it, and make it to spring, and give seed 
to the sower, and bread to the eater; so shall my 
word be, which shall go forth from my mouth ; it 
shall not return to me void, but it shall do what- 
soever I please, and shall prosper in the things for 
which I sent it, saith the Lord A/m>g/ity. 

GRAD. Ps. cxl Let my prayer ascend like 
incense in thy sight, OLord. V. And let the lifting 
op my hands be to thee like the evening sacrifice. 

(BOgpCL Matt. xxi. 10. 17. Xf that time : 
When he was come into Jerusalem, the whole city 
was moved, saying; Who is this? And the people 
said: This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth of 
Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, 
and cast out ail them that sold and bought in the 
temple, and overthrew the tables of the money- 
changers, and the chairs of them that sold doves i 
and he saith to them : It is written, " My house shall 
be called the house of prayer 5 but you have made 
it a den of thieves." And the blind and the lame 
came to him in the temple. ; and he healed them. 
And when the chief priests and scribes ?aw the won- 
derful things that he did, and the children crying in 
the temple, and saying: " Hosanna to the son of 
David," ihc-y were moved with indignation, and 
said to him. Hearest thou what these sa> ? And Je- 



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sn s said to them : Yen, have you never read : " Out 
of the mouths of infants and of" sucklings thou hast 
perfected praise ?" And leaving them he went out 
of the city into Bethania, and remained there. 

OFFBRT. P*. xxx. In thee, O Lord, have I 
hoped; I have said : Thou art my God, my life is 
in thv hands. 

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, with the offer, 
ings we have made, and defend us from all danger. 
Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. iv. -When I called on thee, thou 
didst hear me, O my just God: thou didst assist me 
in tribulation : have mercy on me, O God, and gra~ 
ciously hear my prayer. 

P. COMM. Quasujnus. We beseech thee, O 
Almighty God, that we may one day receive the 
effects of that salvation, of which we have received 
the pledge in these mysteries. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Ascendant. May our prayers, O 
Lord, ascend to thee, and deliver thy church from 
all wickedness. Thro'. 

EMBER WEDNESDAY. 
INTIIOIT. Ps. xxiv. 

REmember, O Lord, the many instances of thy 
compassion and mercy from the beginning. 
Let not our enemies rule over us : deliver us, O 
God of Israel, from all our distress. Ps. To thee, 
O Lord, have I raised up my soul, let me not be 
put to shame. V. Glory. 

After the Kyrie eleison, is said : 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. JR. Stand up again. 
I. COLLECT. Precas ?iostras. Mercifully near 
our prayers, OLord, we beseech thee, and stretch 
forth the right hand of thy power against every thing 
thatopposeth us. Thro'. 

I. LESSON. Exod. xxiv. 12, i8.. In those day* : 
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The Lord said to Moses: Come up to me into the 
mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables 
of stone, and the law, and the commandments 
which I have written : that thou mayest teach them. 
Moses rose np, and his minister Josue; and Moses 
going up into the mount of God, said to the anci- 
ents ; Wait ye here till we return to you, you have 
Aaron and Hue with you: if any question shall rise, 
you shall refer it to them. And when Moses was 
gone up, a cloud covered the mount. And the 
glory of the Lord dwelt upon Sinai, covering it 
with' a cloud six days, and the seventh clay he called 
him out of the midst of the cloud. And the sight 
of the glory of the Lord, was like a burning fire 
upon the top of the mount, in the eyes of the chil- 
dren of Israel. And Moses entering into the midst 
of the cloud, went up into the mountain ; and he 
was there forty days, and forty nights. 

GRAD. Ps. The distress of my soul is increas- 
ed : deliver me, O Lord, from the evils that sur- 
round me; V. See, OLord, to what I am reduced. 
See what I suffer, and forgive me all my sins, 

II. COLLECT. Devotionem. We beseech thee, 
O Lord, mercifully to regard the devotion of thy 
people: that mortifying their bodies by fasting, their 
minds may be refreshed by good works. Thro*. 

II. LESSON. 3 Kings xix. 3. 8 In those days: 
Elias came into Bersabee of Juda, and left his ser- 
vant there. And he went forward one day's journey 
into the desart. And when he was there, and sat 
under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that 
he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord, 
take away my soul : for I am no better than my 
fathers. And he cast himself down, and slept under 
the shadow of the juniper tree : and behold an angel 
of the Lord touched him and said to him : Arise 
and eat. And he looked, and behold there was at 
his head a hearth-cake and a vessel of water: and 



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he ale and drank, and he fell asleep again. And the 
angel of the Lord came again the second time and 
touched him, and said to him: Arise, eat, for thou 
hast yet a great way to go. And he arose and ate 
and drank, and walked in the strength of that food 
forty days and forty nights, unto the mount of God. 

TRACT, Ps. xxiv. Deliver me from my neces- 
sities, O Lord ; see my distress and affliction, and 
forgive me all my sins. V. To thee, O Lord, have 
1 lifted up my soul: in thee, O my God, do I put 
my trust, let me not be put to shame. Neither let 
my enemies scoff at me. V. For none that trust in 
thee shall ever be confounded : let those be con- 
founded, who do what is vain. 

(IE00pU Matt. xii. 38. J* that time-. Some 
of the Scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying: 
Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he 
answering said to them ; An evil and adulterous ge- 
neration seeketh for a sign; and a sign shall not be 
given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as 
Jonas was in the whale's belly three days and three 
nights: so shall the Son of Man be in the heart of 
the earth three days and three nights. The men of 
Ninive shall rise in judgment with this generation, 
and shall condemn it; because they did penance at 
the preaching of Jonas. And behold a greater than 
Jonas is here. The queen of the south shall rise in 
judgment with this generation, and shall condemn 
it : because she came from the ends of the earth to 
hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold a greater 
than Solomon is here. When an unclean spirit 
is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry 
places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he 
saith : I will return into my house, from whence I 
came out. And coming he findeth it empty, swept, 
and garnished. Then he goeth, and taketh with 
him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, 
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and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state 
of that man is made worse than the first. So shall it 
be also to this wicked generation. As he was yet 
speaking to the multitudes, behold his mother and 
his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him. 
And one said to him : Behold thy mother and thy 
brethren stand without seeking thee. But he an- 
swering him that told him, said ; Who is my mo- 
ther, and who are my brethren ? And stretching 
forth his hand towards his disciples, he said : Be- 
hold my mother and my brethren. For whosoever 
shall do the will of my Father that is in heaven, the 
same is my brother, and sister, and mother. 

OFFERT. Pa. cxviii. I will meditate on thy 
law, which I have loved exceedingly ; and I will put 
in practice thy commandments, which I have loved. 

SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, this sacrifice 
of propitiation, that thou wouldst mercifully forgive 
us our sins, and guide our tottering hearts. Thro*. 

COMM. Ps. v. Hear my cry j attend to the 
\vords of my prayer, O my King and my God j for 
it is to thee, O Lord, I will address my prayer. 

P. COMM. Tui, Domine. May the receiving of 
this thy sacrament, O Lord, both cleanse us from 
our hidden sins, and deliver us from the snares of 
our enemies. Thro\ 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Mentes. Enlighten, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, our minds with the light of thy 
brightness; that we may discern what is to be done, 
and be able to do it. Thro'. 

THURSDAY. 
INTRO IT. P/.xciii. 

GLORY and majesty are in his presence: holi- 
ness and grandeur in his sanctuary. Ps. Sing 
.to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord all the 
earth. V. Glory. 



I. WEEK OF1.ENT. 13? 

COLLECT. Devotionem.We beseech thee, O 
Lord, mercifully to regard the devotion of thy peo- 
ple; that mortifying their bodies by fasting, their 
ininds may be refreshed by good works. Thro*. 

LESSON. Etekiel xviii. r. 9. In those days : 
The word of the Lord came to me, saying: What 
is the meaning that you use among you this parable 
as a proverb in the land of Israel, saying; The fa- 
thers have eaten sour grapes, and the teeth of the 
children are set on edge. As I live, saith the Lord 
God, this parable shall be no more to you a proverb 
in Israel. Behold all souls are mine: as the soul of 
the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the 
soul that sinneth, the same shall die. And if a man 
be just, and do judgment and justice, and hath nor 
eaten upon the mountains, nor lifted up his eyes to 
the idols of Israel, and hath not defiled his neigh* 
hour's wife, nor come near to a menstruus wo- 
man: and hath not wronged any man, but hath re- 
stored the pledge to the debtor: hath taken no- 
thing away by violence: hath given his bread tor the 
hungry, and hath covered the naked with a gar- 
ment: hath not lent upon usury, nor taken any in- 
crease: hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, and 
hath executed true judgment between man and man : 
hath walked in my commandments, and kept my 
judgments, to do according to the truth ; he is just, 
he shall surely live, saith the Lord God. 

GRAD. Ps. xvi. Preserve me, O Lord, as the 
apple of thine eve : protect me under the shadow of 
thy wings. T. Let me be tried in thy presence; let 
thy eyes see justice done. 

<I500pU Matt. xv. 21. 28.^ that time: 
Jesus went from thence, and departed into the coasts 
of Tyre and Sidon. And behold a woman of Ca- 
naan, who came out of those coasts, said to him; 
Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David : 
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my daughter is grievously troubled by a devil. But 
he answered her not a word. And his disciples 
came and besought him, saying: Send her away, 
for she crieth after us. And he answering, said; I was 
not sent but tothe sheep that are lost of the house of 
Israel. But she came and worshipped him, saying: 
Lord, help me. But he answered, and said; It is 
not good to take the bread of the children, and to 
cast it to the dogs. And she said : Yea, Lord, for 
the whelps also eat of the crumbs that fall from the 
table of their masters. Then Jesus answering, said 
to her; O woman, great is thy faith : be it done to 
thee as thou wilt. And her daughter was cured 
from that hour. 

OFFERT. Ps. 30. The angel of the Eord will 
guard, on every side, those that fear him, and he will 
deliver them: taste and see how sweet is the Lord. 

SECRET. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the 
offerings which accompany this wholesome fast, 
may, through thy mercy, save ns. Thro'. 

GOMM. John vi. The bread, which I will 
give, is my flesh for the life of the world. 

P. COMM. Tuorum. By the free grant of these 
thy gifts, O Lord, augment our temporal, and re* 
new our eternal helps. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Ua quasutnus. Grant, O Lord, 
we beseech thee, that all Christian people may ac-* 
knowledge what they profess, and love the heavenly 
mystery they ^o often approach. ' Thro'. 

EMBER-FRIDAY. 
INTROLT. P* xxiv. 

DELIVER me from my necessities, OLord; see 
my distress and affliction, forgive me all my 
sins. Ps. To thee have I raised up my soul, O Lord ; 
O my God, in thee I trust, let me not be put to 
shame. V. Glory. 



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COLLECT. Us/o. Be propitious, O Lord, to 
ihy people, and mercifully strengthen those by thy 
aid, whom thou fillest with devotion to thee. Thro*. 

LESSON. E/.ekielxv\\i. 20. 28. Thus saith f/tc 
Lord; The soul that sinneth, the same shall die: 
the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, and 
the father shall not bear the iniquity of the son : the 
justice of the just shall be upon him, and the wick- 
edness of the vvicked shall be upon him. But if the 
wicked do penance for all his sins, which he hath 
committed, and keep all my commandments, and 
do judgment and justice; living he shall live, and 
shall not die. I will not remember all his iniquities 
that he hath done: in his justice which he hath 
wrought, he shall live. Is it my will that a sinner 
should die, saith the Lord God, and not that lie 
should be converted from his ways, and live ? But 
if ihe just man turn himself away from his justice, 
and do iniquity according lo all the abominations 
which the wicked man usethto work, shall he live? 
All his justices which he hath done, shall not be 
remembered : in the prevarication, by which he 
hath prevaricated, and in his sin, which he hafii 
committed, in them he shall die. And you have 
said : The way of the Lord is not right. Hear ye, 
therefore, O house of Israel ; is it my way that is not 
right, and are not rather your ways perverse ? For 
when the just turneth himself away from his justice, 
and committeth iniquity, he shall die therein: in 
the injustice that he hath wrought, he shall die. 
And when the wicked turneth himself away from his 
wickedness, which he hath wrought, and doeth 
judgment and justice, he shall save his soul alive* 
Because he considereth and turneth away himself 
from all his iniquities, which he hath wrought, he 
shall surely live, and not die, saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRADUAL. Ps. Ixxxv. Save, O Lord, thy 



14 EMBER-FRIDAY. 

servant, who hopeth in thee. V. Give ear, O Lord, 
to ray prayer. 

TRACT. P*. cii.Deal not, &c. p.iij. 

(S500ptL John v. i. 15. At that time: 
There was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up 
to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem a pond 
called Probation, which in Hebrew is named 
Bethsaida, having five porches. In these lay a great 
multitude of sick, of blind, of lame, and of withered, 
waiting for the moving of the water. And the an- 
gel of the Lord went down at certain times into the 
pond ; and the water was moved. And he that 
went down first into the pond after the motion of 
the water, was made whole of whatsoever infirmity 
he lay under. And there was a certain man there, 
that had been eight and thirty years under his infir- 
mity. Him when Jesus had seen lying, and knew 
that he had been now a long time, he saith to him : 
Wilt thou be made whole ? The infirm man an- 
swered him : Sir, I have no man, when the water is 
troubled, to put me into the pond. For whilst I 
am coming, another goeth down before me. Jesus 
saith to him: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk. 
And immediately the man was made whole, and he 
took up his bed and walked. And it was the Sab- 
bath that day. The Jews therefore said to him that 
was cured: It is the Sabbath, it is not lawful for 
thee to take up thy bed. He answered them : Me 
that made me whole, he said to me: Take up thy 
bed, and walk. They asked him therefore : Who 
is that man that said to thee : Take up thy bed, and 
walk ? But he that was healed, knew not who it 
was; for Jesus went aside from the multitude that 
was standing in the place. Afterwards Jesus findeth 
him in the temple, and saith to him: Behold thou art 
made whole ; sin no more, lest some worse thing 
happen to thee. The man went his way, and told 



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the Jews that it was Jesus that had made him whole. 

OFFERT. Ps. cii.Bless the Lord, O my soul, 
and forget not what he hath done for thee : and 
thou shalt row young like an eagle* 

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
the offerings of our homage, and mercifully sanctify 
thy own gifts. Thro\ 

COMM. Ps. vi. Let all my enemies be put to 
shame and be dismayed : let them be put to flight 
and shame very speedily. 

P. COMM. Per Imjus. May the efficacy of this 
sacrament, O Lord, cleanse us from our sins, and 
obtain for us the accomplishment of our just desires. 
Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Exuudi. Graciously hear us, O 
merciful God, and manifest the light of thy grace to 
our souls. Thro'. 

EMBER-SATURDAY. 
INTROIT. Ps. Ixxxvii, 

LET my prayer come before thee, O Lord ; give 
ear, O Lord, to my petition. Ps, O Lord 
God, my Saviour, to thee have I cried out night 
and day. V. Glory. 

Immediately after Kyrie eleison, #c. is said : 
Let us pray Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 
1. COLLECT. Populum tuum. Mercifully, O 
Lord, look down on thy people, and in thy cle- 
mency turn away from them the scourges of thy 
wrath. Thro*. 

I. LESSON. Deut. xxxvi. 13. fo those days: 
Moses spoke to the people , saying : When thou hast . 
made an end of tithing all thy fruits, in the third 
year of tithes thou shalt give it to the Leviie, and to 
the stranger, and to the fatherless, and to the wi- 
dow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be 
filled ; and thou shalt s^eak thus in the sight of the 



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Lord thy God: I have taken that which was sancti- 
fied out of my house, and I have given it to the Le- 
vite and to the stranger, and to the fatherless and to 
the widow, as thou hast commanded me; I have 
not transgressed thy commandments, nor forgotten 
thy precepts. I have not eaten of them in my 
mourning, nor separated them from any uncleanness, 
nor spent any thing of them in funerals. I have 
obeyed the voice of the Lord my God, and have 
done all things as thou hast commanded me. Look 
from thy sanctuary, and thy high habitation of hea- 
ven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which 
thou hast given us, as thou didst swear to our fa- 
thers; a land flowing with milk and honey. This 
day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do 
these commandments and judgments : and to keep 
and fulfil them with all thy heart, and with ail thy 
soul. Thou hast chosen the Lord this day to be 
thy God, and to walk in his ways and keep his cere- 
monies, and precepts and judgments, and obey his 
command. And the Lord hath chosen thee this 
day to be his peculiar people, as he hath spoken to 
thee, and to keep all his commandments: And to 
make thee higher than all nations which he hath 
created, to his own praise, and name, and glory: 
that thou mayest be a holy people of the Lord thy 
God, as he hath spoken. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxvrii.-- Forgive us, O Lord, our ok 
fences, lest the Gentiles say : Where is now their 
God? V. H?lpus, O God, our Saviour, and for 
the glory of thy name deliver us, O Lord. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 

If. COLLECT. Protector.- Look on us, O 
God, our protector, that we, who labour under the 
weight of our own evils, may be rescued by thy 
mercy and serve thee with a free mind. Thro 7 . 

U.LESSON.Defcf.xi.** T.^-.I*thssed&y$* Moses 
said to the children tf Israel: If you kee,) the com. 



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mandments which 1 command you, and do them, to 
love the Lord your God, and walk in all his ways, 
cleaving unto him, the Lord will destroy all these 
nations before your face, and you shall possess them 
which are greater and stronger than you. Every 
place, that your foot shall tread upon, shall be 
yours. From the desart, and from Libanus, from 
the great river Euphrates unto the western sea shall 
be your borders, none shall stand against you ; the 
Lord your God shall lay the dread and fear of you 
upon all the land that you shall treat! upon, as he 
hath spoken to you. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxxiii. Cast an eye upon us, O 
God our protector, look down upon thy servants. 
V. Lord God of armies, hear the prayers of thy 
servants. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 

Ill, COLLECT. Adcsto. Give ear, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, to our prayers; that, through the as- 
sistance of thy grace, we may be humble in prospe- 
rity, and without fear in adversity. Thro'. 

HI. LESSON. 2 Mac/tab, i. 27. 27. In those 
day* : All the priests were in prayer while the sa- 
crifice was consuming; Jonathan beginning, and the 
rest answering. And the prayer of Nehemias w ; as 
after this manner; O Lord God, creator of all 
things, dreadful, and strong, just, an(J merciful, 
who alone art the good king. Who a'one art gra- 
cious, who alone ait just, and almighty, and eter- 
nal, who deliverest Lrael from all evil, who didst 
choose the fathers, and didst sanctity them : re- 
ceive the sacrifice fur all thy people Israel, and pre- 
serve thy own portion, and sanctify it. Gather to- 
gether our scattered people, deliver them that are 
slaves to the Gentiles, and look upon them that. are 
despised and abhorred: that the Gentiles may know 
that thon art our God. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxxix. Turn to us, O Lord, a 



44 EMBER- SATURDAY. 1 

little, and be reconciled with thy servants. F. Thou, 
O Lord, hast been our refuge from generation to 
generation. 

Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 
IV. COLLECT. Preces. Mercifully hear, we be- 
seech thee, O Lord, the prayers of thy people: that 
we, who are justly affiicted for our sins, may merci- 
fully be delivered for the glory of thy name. Thro'. 

IV. LESSON. Eccles. xxxvi. i. 10. Have mer- 
cy, upon us, O God of all, and behold us, and shew 
us the light of thy mercies: and send thy fear upon 
the nations that have not sought after thee: that 
they may know that there is no God besides thee, 
and that they may shew forth thy wonders. Lift up 
thy hand over the strange nations, that they may see 
thy power. For as thou hast been sanctified in us in 
their sight, so thou shalt be magnified among them 
in our presence; that they may know thee, as we 
also have known thee, that there is no God beside 
thee, O Lord. Renew thy signs, and work new 
miracles. Glorify thy hand, and thy right arm. 
Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath. Take 
away the adversary, and crush the enemy. Hasten 
the time, and remember the end, that they may 
declare thy wonderful works, Lord our God. 

GHAD. Ps. cxl. Let my prayer ascend like in- 
cense in thy sight, O Lord. V. And let the lifting 
up my hands be to thee like the evening sacrifice. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 

V. COLLECT. Actiones. Prevent, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, our actions by thy holy inspirations, 
and carry them on by thy gracious assistance ; that 
every prayer and work of ours may always begin 
from thee, and by thee be happily ended. 

V. Lesson, with t he Canticle and VI. Collect, as 

p. 66 and 67. 

Here arc said the II. and III. Collects, an directed m 
the Mas-* iw Ash-VVcdnesday, p. n6 



EMBEE-SATURDAY. 14$ 

EPISTLE, i Thfss. v. 14. 23. Uretltrcn : We 
beseech you, rebuke the unquiet, comfort the fteble- 
minded, support the weak, be patient towards all 
men. See that none render evil for evil to any 
man: but ever follow that which is good towards 
each other, and towards all men. Always rejoice. 
Pray without ceasing. In all things givethnnks: 
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning 
you all. Extinguish not the spirit. Despise not 
prophecies. But prove all things: hold that which 
is good. From all appearance of evil refrain your- 
selves. And may the God of peace himself sanctify 
you in all things: that your whole spirit, and soul, 
and body be preserved blameless for the coming of 
Christ Jesus our J/ord. 

TRACT. Ps. cxvi. Praise the Lord all ye 
Gentiles : praise him all nations, V. Tor his mercy 
is confirmed upon us; and the truth ol the Lord 
abideth for ever. 

(B0fp0l Matt. xvii. As in the Mass of Jo* 
morrow, />. 147. 

CHERT. Ps Ixxxvii.O Lord God, my Savi- 
viour, to thee have I cried out by day and by night : 
let my prayer come to thee, O Lord. 

SECRET Sanctify, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
our fast by this holy sacrifice; that what we out- 
wardly profess by the observance of this fast, may 
be inuardly effected in us. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. vii. In thee, O Lord my God, 
have I put my trust, deliver me from al! my ; 
secutors, and rescue me. 

P. COMM. SctnctiJicati*nifa*.->-Mzy this holy 
sacrifice, O Lord, cure us of all our bins, an >.'. 
come an eternal remedy to us. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow clown yniirhr.uls to God. 
m PRAYER. lV//</f.. May thy mm -h-desired his- 
sing, O God, give strength to thv peopl- ; TiitV> 



M& I*. SUNDAY IN LENT. 

der them from ever swerving from thy will, and 
make them always enjoy thy blessing. Thro*. 

H SUNDAY IN LENT. 
1NTROIT. Ps. xx\v. 

REmember, O Lord, 73 Eminiscere miseratio- 
thy bowels of com- *^ numtuarum,Domine 9 
passion and mercy that et nuscricordia tiuc, qua 
are from the beginning of a s&culo sunt. Ne w?z. 
the world. Let not our quam domincntur nobis 
enemies ever rule over inimici nostri: liberanos, 
us: deliver us, O God of Dens Israel, ex omnibus 
Israel, from all our-dis- angustiis nostris. 
tress. Ps. To thee, O Ps. Ad te, Domine, k. 
Lord, have I lifted up vavi animam uieam : Deus 
my soul in thee, O my MCUS in te, co-nfido, non 
God, I trust, let me not erubesca?n. 
be ashamed. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Deus qui. O God, who seest 
IIQW destitute we are of all strength, preserve us both 
within and without, that our bodies may be free 
from all adversity, and our souls purified from all 
evil thoughts. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Thtss. iv. i. 7. Brethren : We 
pray and beseech you in the Lord Jesus, that as you 
have received of us, how you ought to walk and to 
please God, so also you would walk, that you may 
abound the more. For you know what command, 
rnents I have given to you by the Lord Jesus. For 
this is the will of God, your sanctification : that you 
should abstain from fornication, that every one of 
you should know how to possess his vessel in sancti- 
fication and honour : not in the passion of lust, like 
the Gentiles that know not God ; and that no man 
over-reach, nor deceive his brother in business: 
because the Lord is the avenger of all these things, as 
we have told you before, and have testified. For 



II. SUNDAY IN LENT. 147 

God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto 
sanctifiontion. 

GRAD. Ps. xxv. The distress of my soul is in- 

reased, deliver me, O Lord, from the evils that 

surround me. V. See, O Lord, to what I am re- 

% e p A S ^ W ] suffer ' and for ^ ive me<a11 m y sins - 

1KAC1. 1 s, cv. Cottjitemini Domino guoniam 

mus : quuniam in stcculum miscricordia ejvs. Praise 

Lord for he is good : and his mercy endureth 

for ever , Who will relate the wonderful works 

of the Lord : who will publish all his praises? V 

lappy are they who observe his law, and at all 

nesdo that which is just. V. Remember us, O 

>rd according to the good-will thou bearest thy 

people: visit us and save us. 



(00p0U Matt. xvii. ,. g.-At that time: 
Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John 

brother, and bnngeth them up into ahigh moun- 

tain apart. And he was transfigured before them. 

And Ins face did shine as the sun: and his garments 

became white as snow. And behold there appeared 

to them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then 

leer answering said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for 

ehere: if thou tvilt, let us make here three 

bernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and 

ahri^tH A And '* he was yet speaking, behold 

bnght cloud overshadowed them. And fo a voice 

out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in 

Wdl 1 hear him ' ^ h 



I A ~ i - -"Ce, and wvicvciy 

--- And Jesus came and touched them, 
andsa.dtothem: Arise, and be not afraid. And 
l en they hfted ,,p their eyes, they saw no man, 
t 01 ly Jesus. And as they came down from the 
mountain.- Jesns chared them, saying: Tell the ' 

on to no man till the Son of Man slwll be risen 
Ji om the dead. CREDO. 



48 MONDAY IN THE 

OFFERT. Ps. cxviii. L will meditate on thy 
law, which I have loved exceedingly: and 1 will 
practise thy commandments, which I have loved. 

SECRET. % Look down, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, on this our sacrifice, that it may increase out 
devotion, and procure our salvation. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. v. Hear my cry : attend to the 
words of my prayer, O my King and my God; for 
it is to thee, O Lord, I will address my prayer. 

P. COMM. Supplices. Grant we humbly be- 
seech thee, O Almighty God, that those, whom 
thou hast refreshed with thy sacraments, may wor- 
thily serve thee in the conduct of their lives. Thro* 

MONDAY, 
INTR01T. Ps. xxiv. 

DELIVER me, O Lord, and take pity ou me : 
for my foot hath stood in the right path : in 
the assemblies will I bless the Lord. Ps. Be thou, O 
Lord, my judge, for I have walked in my inno- 
cency; and trusting in thee, 1 shall not be weakenedi 
V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Presto. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that thy people who mortify 
themselves by abstinence from meat, may likewise 
fast from sin, and follow righteousness. Thro'. 

LESSON. Dan. ix. 15. 19. In those days; 
Daniel prayed to the Lord, saying: O Lord our 
God, who hast brought thy people out of the land 
of Egypt with a strong hand, and hast made thee a 
name as at this day ; we have sinned, we have 
committed iniquity, O Lord, against all thy justice: 
let thy wrath and thy indignation be turned away, I 
beseech thee, from the city of Jerusalem, and thy 
holy mountain. For by reason of our sins, and the 
iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people 
area reproach to all that are round about us. Now 
therefore, O our God, hear the supplication of thy 



IT. WEEK OF LENT. 149 

servant, and his prayers; and shew thy face upon 
thy sanctuary which is desolate, for thy own sake. . 
Incline, O my God, thy ear, and hear: open thy 
eyes, and see our desolation, and the city upon 
which thy name is called: for it is not for' our justi- 
fications that we present our prayers before thy face, 
but for the multitude of thy tender mercies. O 
Lord hear ; O Lord, be appeased : hearken and do : 
delay not for thy own sake, O my God : because thy 
name is invocated upon thy city, and upon thy peo- 
ple, Lord our God. 

GRAD. Ps lxi\.---Be thou my helper and my de 
liverer ; O Lord, delay not. T. Let rny enemies, 
v;ho seek my soul, be put to confusion and shame. 
TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. />. 117. 
(E0$pi John viii. 21. 29. At thai line ; 
Jt-sus said to the -multitude of the. Jews : 1 go my way, 
iind you shall seek me, and you shall die in your 
sin. Whither I go, you cannot come. The Jews 
therefore said: Will he kill himself, because .he 
said : Whither I go, you cannot come : And he said 
to them. You are from beneath, I am from above. 
You are of this world, I am not of this world. 
Therefore I say to you, that you shall die in your 
sins. For if you believe not that I am he, you shall 
die in your sin. They said therefore to him : What 
art thou ? Jesus said to them: The beginning, who 
also speak to you. 1 have many things to speak, 
and to judge of you. But hr that st;nt me is true ; 
and the things I have heard ol him, the same I s^eak 
in the world. Now they did not know that he said 
God was his Father. Jesus therefore said to them : 
When you shall have lifted up the Son of Man, 
then shall you know that I am he, and that t do no- 
thing of myself but as the Father has taught me, I 
speak these things. And he that sent me is with 
me, and he hath not left me alone: for I do always 
the things that please him. 
N 3 



*5 TUESDAY IN THE 

OFFERT. Ps. xv.~ I will bless the Lord, who 
hath given me understanding : I always had the 
Lord before my eyes ; for he is at my right-hand, 
that I mav not fall. 

SECRET/ May this sacrifice of propitiation and 
praise make us, O Lord, worthy of thy protection* 
Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. viii. -O Lord our God, how won- 
derful is thy name over the whole earth ! 

P. COMM. H<zc wos..May this communion, O 
Lord, cleanse us from sin; and make us partakers of 
the heavenly remedy. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God 

PRAYER. Adeito.*--He&t our prayers and en- 
treaties, O Almighty God; and grant that those, to 
whom thou givest hopes of thy mercy, may expe- 
rience the effects of thy usual clemency. Thro'. 

TUESDAY. 
INTROLT. P*.xxvi. 

MY heart hath said to thee: I have sought thy 
presence; I will continue to seek thy pre- 
sence, O Lord: turn not thy face from me. Ps. The 
Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I 
fear? V. Glory. 

COLLECT. P<?r/fcc. Grant us, OLord, we be- 
seech thee, thy assistance, whereby we may go 
through the observance of this holy fast, that what 
we have undertaken by thy appointment, we may 
accomplish by thy grace. Thro'. 

LESSON. 3 Kmgs xvii. 8 16. IH those days; 
The word of the Lord came to Ellas the Thesbite, 
saying: Arise, and go to Sarephta, a city of the 
Sidonians, and dwell there: for I have commanded 
a widow woman there to feed thee. He arose, and 
went to Sarephta. And when he was come to the 
gate of the city, he saw the widow woman gather- 
ing sticks, and he called her, and said to her: 



IT. WEEK OF LENT. 15! 

Give me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 
And when she was going to fetch it, he called after 
her, saying: Bring me, also, I beseech thee, a mor- 
sel of bread in thy hand. And she answered: As 
the Lord thy God liveth, I have no bread, but only 
a handful of meal in a pot, and a little oil in a 
cruse : behold I am gathering two sticks, that I 
may go in and dress it for me and my son , that we 
may eat it, and die. And Elias said to her : Fear 
not, but go, and do as thou hast said : but first 
make for me of the same meal a little hearth-cake, 
and bring it to me: and after make for thyself and 
thy son. For thussaith the Lord the God of Israel : 
The pot of meal shall not waste, nor the cruse 
of oil be diminished, until the day wherein the 
Lord will give rain upon the face of the earth. She 
went, and did according to the word of Elias ; and 
he ate, and she, and her house : and from that day 
the pot of meal wasted not, and the cruse of oil 
was not diminished, according to the word of the 
Lord, \vhich he spoke in the hand of Elias. 

GRAD. 7'x. liv. (last thy solicitude on the Lord, 
and he will feed thee. V. When I cried out to the 
Lord, he heard my voice against those who \vere 
coming upon me. 

(B00p0l. Matt, xxiii. i. 12. At that rime: 
Jesus spoke to the multitude and to his disciples, 
saying: the Scribes and the Pharisees have sitten 
on the chair of Moses. All therefore whatsoever they 
shall say to you, observe and do; but, according to 
th-ir works do ye not: for they say, and do not. 
For they bind heavy and insupportable burdens: 
and lay them on men's shoulders: but with a finger 
of their own they will not move them. And all 
these works they do to be seen of men. For they 
make their phylacteries broad and enlarge their 
fringes. And they love the first places at feasts, 
and th* first chairs in the synagogues, and salutations 



152 WEDNESDAY IN THE 

in the market-place, and to be called by men, 
Rabbi. But be not you called Rabbi. For one is 
your master, and all you are brethren. And call 
none your father upon earth: for one is your father, 
vrho is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters : 
for one is your master, Christ. He that is the 
greatest among you shall be your servant. And 
whosoever shall exalt himself, shall be humbled: 
and he that shall humble himself, shall be exalted. 

OFFERT. Ps. 1. Have mercy on me, O Lord, 
aecording to thy great mercy : O Lord, blot out my 
iniquity. 

SECRET. Mercifully sanctify us, O Lord, by 
these mysteries; and let them cleanse us from all 
earthly vice, and bring us to the enjoyment of thy 
heavenly gifts. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. ix. I will publfsh all thy wonders, 
I will rejoice in thee, and be transported with joy, and 
sing the glory ot thy name, O thou the Most High. 

P, COMM. Ut sacris. Make us always, we be- 
seech thee, O Lord, obedient to thy commandments, 
that we may be worthy of thy gifts, which we have 
partaken of. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Propitiare. Be appeased, O Lord, 
by our prayers, and heal the infirmities of our 
souls ; that our sins being forgiven, we may ever 
rejoice in thy blessings. Thro'. 

WEDNESDAY. 
INTRO IT. Ps. xxxvii. 

FOllS AKE me not, O Lord my God, depart not 
from me : come to my assistance, O Lord, the 
God of my salvation. Ps. Lord, rebuke me not in 
thy fury, nor chastise me in thy wrath. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Populum tuum. Mercifully regard 
thy people, O Lord, we beseech thee ; and grant 
that those whom thou commandest to abstain from 
flesh, may likewise cease from all sin. Thro'. 



II. WEEK OF LENT. 153 

LESSON. Esther xiii. 8. 17. In tlose day si 
Mardochai besought the Lord, remembering all his 
works, and said : O Lord, Lord, almighty King, 
for all things are in thy power, and there is none 
that can resist thy will, if thou determine to save 
Israel. Thou hast made heaven, and earth, and all 
things that are under the cope of heaven. Thou 
art Lord of all, and there is none that can resist thy 
majesty. Tuou kno west all things, and thou knowest 
that it was not out of pride and contempt, or any 
desire of glory, that I refused to worship the 
proud Aman, (for I would willingly and readily 
for the salvation of Israel have kissed even the steps 
of his feet"!; but I feared lest I should transfer the 
honour of my God to a man, and lest 1 should 
adore any one except my God, And now, O Lord, 
O King, O God of Abraham, have mercy on thy 
people, because our enemies resolve to destroy us, 
and extinguish thy inheritance. Despise not thy 
portion which thou hast redeemed for thyself out of 
Egypt. Hear my supplication, and be merciful- to 
thy lot and inheritance, and turn our mourning into 
joy, that we may live and praise thy name, O Lord, 
and shut not the mouths of them that sing to thee, 
O lard uur Cod. 

GRAD. Ps. xxvii Save thy people, O Lord, 
and bless thy inheritance. V- To thee, O Lord, 
have I cried out: answer me, O my God, lest 1 be- 
come like those that go down into the pit. 

TRACT. Deal not, &c. p. 117. 
(1500peU Matt. xx 17. 28 At that time: 
Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disci- 
ples apart, and said to them: Behold we go up to 
Jerusalem, and the Son of Man shall be betrayed 
to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they shall 
condemn him to death. And shall deliver him to 
the Gentiles to be mocked, and to be scourged, and 
^o be crucified, and the third day he shall rise 



154 WEDNESDAY IN THE 

again. [*Then came to him the mother of the sons, 
of Zebedee with her sons, worshipping and desiring 
something of him. And he said to her : What wilt 
thou ? She saith to him: Say that these my two 
sons maysit,the one on thy right hand, and the 
other on thy left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus an* 
swered, and said: You know not what you ask. 
Can you drink of the chalice that I shall drink? 
They say to him: We can. He saith to them: 
Of my chalice indeed you shall drink: but to sit on 
my right hand or left hand, is not mine to give you, 
but to them for whom it is prepared by my Father, f] 
And when the ten heard it they were moved with in- 
dignation against the two brethren. But Jesus 
called them to him, and said: You know that the 
princes of the Gentiles lord it over them: and they 
that are the greater, exercise power upon them, 
It shall not be so among you; but whosoever will 
be the greater among you, let him be your mini- 
ster: and he that will be first among you, shall be 
your servant. Even as the Son of Man came not 
to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give 
his life a redemption for many. 

OFFERT. Ps. xxiv. To thee, O Lord, have I 
raised up my soul : in thee, O God, 1 put my trust; 
let me not be put to shame ; neither let my enemies 
scoff at me : for none that wait for thee shall be 
put to shame. 

SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, on 
the offerings we make thee, and by the intercourse 
of these sacred mysteries, release us from the bonds 
of our sins. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. x. The Lord is just and loveth 
justice: he hath regard to what is right. 

P. COMM. Sump t is. We beseech thee, O Lord, 

* The Gofpel of St. James, 2th July, begins here, and 
closes at t. 



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II. WEEK OF LENT. 155 

that the receiving this sacrament may forward our 
eternal redemption. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Dens innocenti&.Q God, the restorer 
and lover of innocence, draw to thyself the hearts 
of thy servants, that being inflamed by thy holy 
Spirit, they may be constant in faith, and zealous 
in good works. Thro*. 

THURSDAY. 
1NTROIT. Ps. Ixix. 

OGod, come thou to my assistance; O Lord, 
make haste to help me : let my enemies, who 
seek my life, be put to confusion and shame. Ps. 
May they be put to flight, and ashamed, who seek 
me harm. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. PrtfNta. Grant us, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, the assistance of thy grace; that whilst \\ c 
duly apply ourselves to fasting and prayer, we may 
be delivered from all enemies both of soul and body, 
Thro'. 

LESSON. Jer. xvii. <;. 10. Thus saith the Lord: 
Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh 
flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the 
Lord. For he shall be like tamarick in thedesart, 
and he shall wot see when good shall come: but he 
shall dwell in the dry ness of the desart, in a salt land, 
and not inhabited. Blessed be the man that trusteth 
in the Lord, and. the Lord shall be his confidence. 
And he shall be as a tree that is planted by the 
waters, that spreadeth out its roots towards mois- 
ture: and it shall not fear when the heat cometh. 
And the leaf thereof shall be green, and in the time 
of drought it shall not be solicitous, neither shall 
it cease at any time to bring forth fruit. The heart 
is perverse above all things, and unsearchable, \vh v > 
ran know it ? 1 urn the Lord that search the heart, 
and prove the veins; who give to every one accord- 



156 THURSDAY IN THE 

jng to his wa}', and according to the fruit of his 
devices, saith the Lord Almighty. 

GRAL). Ps. Ixxviii. Forgive u, O Lord, 
onr offences, I&t the Gentiles say: Where is now 
their God? V. Help us, O God our Saviour, and 
for the glory of thy name deliver us, O Lord. 

dDOgpd* Luke xvi. 19. 31. At that lime; 
Jews said to the Pharisees : There was a certain rich 
inan, who was clothed in purple and fine linen : and 
feasted sumptuously every day. And there was a 
certain beggar named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, 
full of sores: desiring to be fed with the crumbs 
that fell from the rich man's table: and no one did 
give him : moreover the dogs came and licked his 
sores: And it came to pass that the beggar died, and 
was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. 
And the rich man also died : and he was buried in 
hell. And lifting up his eyes, when he was in tor- 
ments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his 
bosom: And he cried, and said : Father Abraham, 
have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may 
dip the tip of his finger in water, to cool my tongue, 
for I am tormented in this flame. And A bra- 
ham said to him; Son, remember that thou didst 
receive good things in thy life-time, and likewise 
Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and 
thou art tormented. And besides all this, between 
us and you there is fixed a great chaos: so that they 
who would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor 
from thence come hither. And he said : Then, fa. 
ther, I beseech thee, that thou wouldst send him to 
my father's house. For I have five brethren, that he 
may testify to them, lest they also come into this 
place of torments. And Abraham said to him : 
They have Moses and the prophets : let them hear 
them. But he said: No, father Abraham, but if 
any one shall go to them from the dead, they will do 
penance* And he said to him: If they hear not 



II. WEEK OF LENT. *5^ 

Moses arid the prophets, neither will they believe, 
if one should rise from the dead. 

OFFERT. Exod. xxxii. Moses prayed in the pre- 
sence of the Lord his God, and said: Why, O 
Lord, art thou angry with thy people ? Let the 
wrath of thy soul be appeased : remember Abra- 
ham, Isaac, and Jacob, to whom thou didst swear 
to give a land flowing with milk and honey. And 
the Lord was appeased ; and did not the evil with 
which he threatened hts people. 

SECRET. May the fast consecrated to thy 
name, O Lord, sanctify us by this present sacrifice, 
that we may experience inwardly the effects of 
what we outwardly profess by our fast. Thro'. 

COMM. Jo/m vi,He that eateth my flesh, and 
(Irinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him, 
saith the Lord. 

P. COMM. Gratia. May thy grace, O Lord, 
(seech thee, never abandon us, but ever 
make us intent on thy holy service, and always pro- 
cure us thy help. Thro\ 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Aflesto.--- Be favourable, O Lord, to 
thy servants, and hear their prayers in the grant of 
everlasting mercy ; that glorying in thee their Crea* 
tor and Governor, they may have all things per* 
fected and perpetuated to them. Thro'. 

FRIDAY. 
INTROIT. JP*. xvi. 

BUT I will appear with the justice of my cause 
in thy sight ; I shall be satisfied when thy 
glory shall appear. Ps. Hear, O God, the justice of 
my cause; hearken to my prayer. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Da qitcesiL7nu.it.-~ Grant, () Almighty 
fiod, that, being purified by this fast, we may come 
to the -approaching solemnity with clean hearts, 
' 

O 



158 FRIDAY IN THE 

LESSON. Gen* xxxvii. 6. 22. -In those days: 
Joseph said to his brethren : Hear my dream, which F 
have dreamed : I thought we were binding sheaves 
in the field ; agd my sheaf arose, as it were, and 
stood, and your sheaves standing about bowed 
down before my sheaf. His brethren answered . 
Shalt thou be our king? or shall we be subject 
to thy dominion ? Therefore this matter of his 
dreams and words ministered nourishment to their 
envy and hatred. He dreamed also another dream, 
which he told his brethren, saying : I saw in a 
dream, as it were the sun, and the moon, and ele- 
ven stars, worshipping me. And when he had told 
this to his father, and brethren, his father rebuked 
him, and said : What meaneth this dream that thou 
hast dreamed ? shall I and thy mother, and thy bre- 
thren, worship thee upon the earth ? His brethren 
therefore envied him : but his father considered the 
thing with himself. And when his brethren abode 
in Sichem, feeding their father's flocks, Israel said 
to him : Thy brethren feed thy sheep in Sichem : 
come, I will send thee to them. And when he an- 
swered : I am ready : he said to him : Go, and see 
if all things be well with thy brethren, and the 
cattle : and bring me word again what is doing. So 
being sent from the vale of Hebron, he came to Si- 
chem. And a man found him there wandering in 
the field, and asked him what he sought. But he 
answered: I seek my brethren : tell me where they 
feed their flocks. And the man said to him : They 
are departed from this place : for 1 heaid them say : 
let us go to Dothain. And Joseph went forward 
after his brethren, and found them in Dothain. And 
when they saw him afar off, before he came nigh 
them, they thought to kill him : and said one to 
another, Behold the dreamer cometh, come let us 
kill him, and cast him into some old pit ; and we 
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then it shall appear what his dreams avail him. 
And Reuben hearing this, endeavoured to deliver 
him out of their hands, and said; Do not take 
away his life, nor shed his blood : but cast him into 
this pit, that is in the wilderness, and keep your 
hands harmless : now he said this, being desirous 
to deliver him out of their hands, and restore him to 
his father. 

GRAB. Ps. cxix. I cried out to the Lord in my 
distress, and he heard me. ^.Deliver my soul, O Lord, 
from wicked lips, and from a deceitful tongue. 

TRACT, Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. p. 117. 

(000plU Matt. xxi. 33. 46.^ that time 
Jesus spoke to the multitude, of the Jews, and to the 
chief priests this parable ; There was a certain house- 
holder who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge 
round about it, and dug in it a wine-press, and 
built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen : 
and went into a strange country. And when the 
time of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to 
the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits 
of it. And the husbandmen laid hands on his ser- 
vants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned 
another. Again he sent other servants more than the 
former: and they did to them iu like manner. And last 
of all he sent them his Son, saying : They will reve- 
rence my Son : But when the husbandmen saw 
the Son, they said among themselves: This is the 
heir, come let us kill him, and we shall have his 
inheritance. And taking him they cast him forth 
out of the vineyard, and killed him. When the 
lord therefore of the vineyard shall come, what will 
he do to those husbandmen? They say to him: lie 
will bring those evil men to an evil end: and will 
let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, that shall 
render him the fruit in due season. Jesus saith to 
them : Have you never read in the Scriptures : " The 
stone which the builders rejected, the same is become 
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the head of the corner ? By the Lord this hath been 
done, and it is wonderful in our eyes." Therefore 
I say to you, the kingdom of God shall be taken 
from you, and shall be given to a nation bringing 
forth the fruits* thereof. And whosoever shall fall 
on this stone, shall be broken : but on whomsoever 
it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And 
\vhenthe chief priests and Pharisees had heard his 
parables, they understood that he spoke of them. 
And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the 
multitude; because they held him as a prophet. 

OFFERT. Ps. xxxix. Look down to my aid, O 
Lord, let them be confounded and ashamed toge- 
ther who seek my life : look down to my aid, O 
Lord. 

SECRET May the effects of this warfare, O 
Lord, remain in us, and be increased by good 
\vorks. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xi. Thou wilt defend us, O Lord, 
and protect us both now and for evermore. 

P. COMM. Fac nos. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, that, having received this pledge of our 
eternal salvation, we may so direct our course thereto, 
as happily to arrive at it. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Da quasumus, Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, to thy people health both of soul 
and body, that by the continual practice of good 
works, they may always be defended by thy power- 
ful protection Thro'. 

SATURDAY. 
INTROIT. Ps. xviii. 

HE law of the Lord is unspotted converting 
souls ; the testimony of the Lord is faithful 
wisdom to little ones. Ps. The heavens pub- 



. . - 

lish the glory of God ; and the firmament declareth 
the works of his hands. V. Glory. 



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COLLECT. Da qua.'sumus. Grant, OLord, we 
beseech thee, this saving effect of our fast, that the 
chastisement of the flesh, which we have under- 
taken, may become the improvement of our souls. 
Thro'. 

LESSON. Gen. xxvii. 5. 39. In those days ; 
Rebecca said to her son Jacob : I heard thy father 
talking with Esau thy brother, and saying to him: 
Bring me of thy hunting, and make me meats that 
I may eat, and bless thee in the sight of the Lord, 
before I die. Now therefore, my son, follow my 
counsel : and go thy way to thy flock, bring me 
two kids of the best, that I may make of them meat 
for thy father, such as he gladly eateth : which 
when thou hast brought in, and he hath eaten, he 
may bless thee before he die. And he answered her; 
Thou knowest that Esan my brother is a hairy man, 
and 1 am smooth : if my father shall feel me, and 
perceive it, I fear lest he will think I would have 
mocked him, and 1 shall bring upon me a curse 
instead of a blessing. And his mother said to "him : 
Upon me be this curse, my son r only hear thou my 
voice, and go, fetch me the things which I have 
said. He went, and brought, and gave them to his mo- 
ther. She dressed meat such as she knew his father 
liked. And she put on him very good garments of 
Esau, which she had at home with her : and the 
little skins of the kids she put about his hands, and 
covered the bare of his neck. And she gave him 
the savoury meat, and delivered him bread that she 
had baked. Which when he had carried in, he 
said : My father ? But he answered : 1 hear. Who 
art thou my son ? And Jacob said : L am Esau thy 
first bom : I have done as thou didst command me : 
arise, sit and eat^of my venison, that thy soul may 
bless me. And Isaac said to his son : How couldst 
thou find it so quickly, my son ? He answered ; It 
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was the will of God that what I sought came quickly 
in my way. And Isaac said : Come hither, that I 
may feel thee my son, and may prove whether thou 
be my son Esau or no : He came near to his father, 
and when he had felt him, Isaac said: The voice 
indeed is the voice of Jacob, but the hands, are the 
hands of Esau. And he knew him not, because his 
hairy hands made him like to the eider. Then bles- 
sing him, he said; Art thou my son Esau? He an- 
swered : I am. Then he said: Bring me the meats of 
thy hunting,my son, that my soul may bless thee. And 
when they were brought and he had eaten, he of- 
fered him wine also, which after he had drunk, he 
said to him : Come near me, and give me a kiss, 
Rry son. He came near, and kissed him. And im- 
mediately as he smelled the fragrant smell of his 
garments, blessing him, he said: Behold the smell 
of my son is as the smell of a plentiful field, which 
the Lord hath blessed. God give thee of the dew of 
heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance 
of corn and wineJ;.And let peoples serve thee, and 
tribes worship theeV. be thou lord of thy brethren, 
and let thy mother's children bow down before 
thee. Cursed be he that curseth thee: and let him 
that blesseth thee be filled with blessings. Isaac had 
scarce ended his words, when Jacob being now gone 
out abroad, Esau came, and brought in to his father 
meats made of what he had taken in hunting, say- 
ing : Arise, my father, and eat of thy son's venison : 
that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac said to him ; 
Why ! who arc thou ? He answered ; lam thy 
first- born son Esau. Isaac was struck with fear, and 
astonished exceedingly : and wondering beyond 
what can fee believed, said: Who is he that even 
now brought me venison that he had taken, and I 
ate ot all before thou earnest? and I have blessed 
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father's words, roared out with a great cry : and 
being in a consternation, said : Bless me also, my 
father. And he said: Thy brother came deceitfully 
and got thy blessing. But he said again : Rightly is 
his name called Jacob: for he hath supplanted me 
lo this second time : my first birth- right he took 
away before, and now this second time he hath 
stolen away my blessing. And again he said to his 
father : Hast thou not reserved me also a blessing ? 
Isaac answered : I have appointed him thy lord, and 
have made all his brethren his servants : I have esta- 
blished him with corn and oil, and after this, what 
shall I do more for thee my son ? And Esau said to 
him : Hast thou only one blessing, father ? I be- 
seech thee, bless me also. And when he wept with a 
loud cry, Isaac being moved, said to him : In the 
fat of the earth, and in the dew of heaven from 
above shall thy blessing be. 

OFFERT. Ps. xci.- It is good to praise the Lord, 
and sing to thy name, O thou, the Most High! 
V. To publish thy mercy in the morning, and tliy 
truth in the night. 

CD00pCl+ Luke xv. IT. 32. At that time: 
Ft.-?/.* spoke to the Scribes and Pharisees this parable : 
A certain man had two sons : and the younger of 
them said to his father: Father, give me the portion 
of substance that falleth to me. And he divided 
unto them his substance. And not many days after, 
the younger son gathering all together, went abroad 
into a far country : and there wasted his substance 
with living riotously. And after he had spent all, 
there came a mighty famine in that country, and he 
began to be in want. And he went and joined him- 
self to one of the citizens of that country. And he 
sent him into his farm to feed swine. And he would 
fain have filled his belly with the husks the swine did 
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164 SATURDAY IN TflE, &C, 

himself he said: How many hired servants in my 
lather's house have plenty of bread, and I here 
perish with hunger? I will arise, and will goto my 
father, and say to him: Father, I have sinned against 
heaven, and before thee: I am not now worthy to be 
called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 
And rising up he went to his father. And when he was 
yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was 
moved w ith compassion, and running to him fell 
upon his neck and kissed him. And the son said to 
him; Father, I have sinned against heaven, and be. 
fore thee: lam not now worthy to be called thy 
son. But the father said to his servants : Bring forth 
quickly the first robe, and put it on him, and put a 
ring on his finger, and shoes on his feet : and bring 
hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat and ' 
make merry : because this my son was dead, and is 
come to life again : he was lost, and is found. And 
they began to be merry. Now his eldest son was in 
the field: and when he came and drew nigh to the 
house, he heard music and dancing : and he called 
one of the servants, and asked what these things 
jneant. And he said to him : Thy brother is come, 
and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he 
hath received him safe. And he was angry, and 
would not go in. His father therefore coming out 
began to entreat him. And he anwering, said to his 
father: Behold, forso many years do I serve thee,and 
J have never transgressed thy commandments, and yet 
thou hast never given me a kid to make merry with 
my friends : but as soon as this thy son is come, who 
hath devoured his substance with harlots, thou hast 
"killed for him the fatted calf. But he said to him : 
Son, thou art always with me, and all I have is 
thine. But it was fit we should make merry and be 
glad, for this thy brother was dead, and is come 
to life acrain ; he was lost, and is found. 
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sJeep not in death ; that my enemy may never say : 
I have overcome him. 

Si:CRET. Mercifully grant us, O Lord, by this 
holy sacrifice, that we, who desire to be freed from 
our own sins, may not be burdened with those of 
others. Thro*. 

COMM. Luke xv. Son, thou oughtest to rejoice 
because thy brother was dead, and is come to life 
again ; he was lost, and is found. 

P. COMM. Sacrammti. May the sacred taste of 
this thy sacrament, O Lord, penetrate the innermost 
recesses of our hearts, and make us plentifully par- 
take of its effects. Thro'. 

Let us pray* Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Fannlittm. Protect, O Lord, we be- 
srech thee, thy family by thy continual goodness, 
that as it relieth on the hopes of thy heavenly grace, 
so it may be defended by thy heavenly aid- Thro'. 

III. SUNDAY IN LENT. 
1NTROIT. Ps. xxiv. 

MY eyes are ever flCULI mei semper ad 
towards the Lord, ^ Dominum, qaia ipse 
for he will draw my feet evcllet dz laqueo pcdes 
out of the snare: look tntos : respice in me t et 
down on me, and pity miserere wet guoniam uni- 
me, for I am alone and cus ct pauper sum ego. 
poor. Ps. To thee, O Ps. Ad te, Duinine, h- 
Lord, have 1 lifted up vwi animam uuam i Deus 
my soul : in thee, O my meus, in te confido, non 
God, I put my trust, let erube&eam. 
me not be ashamed, r. V. Gloria. 
Glory. 

COLLECT. Qudsunws. Be attentive, we beseech 
thee, O Almighty God, to the prayers of thy ser- 
vants: and stretch forth the arm of thy divine ma- 
jesty in our defence. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, fyhcs. v. i, 9. Br*M/ ; Be ye 



166 III. SUNDAY IN LENT. 

therefore followers of God, as most dear children : 
and walk in love, as Christ also loved us, and hath 
delivered himself for us, an oblation and sacrifice to 
God, for an odour of sweetness. But fornication 
and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not so 
much as be named among you, as becometh saints ; 
nor obscenity, nor foolish talking, nor scurrility, 
which is to no purpose : but rather giving of thanks. 
For know ye this and understand, that no fornicator, 
or unclean, or covetous person (which is serving of 
idols) hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and 
of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words. 
For because of these things cometh the anger of 
God upon the children of unbelief. Bfc ye not there- 
fore partakers with them. For you were heretofore 
darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk ye as 
children of the light. For the fruit of the light is in 
all goodness, and justice, and truth. 

GRAD. Ps. ix. Arise, O Lord, let not man pre 
vail : let the nations be judged in thy sight. V. When 
tho'u shaltput my enemies to flight, then shall they 
be weakened, and perish from thy sight. 

TRACT. Ps. cxxii. Ad te levavi oculos meos, 
qui habit as in ccelis. To thee have I raised up my 
eyes, O thou, who dwellest in the heavens. V. Be- 
hold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their 
masters. V. And as the eyes of the hand- maid are on 
the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes on the 
Lord, until he have mercy on us. V. Have mercy on 
us, O Lord, have mercy on us. 

(EOgpeU Luke xi. 14. 28. At that time: 
Jesus was casting out a devil, and the same was 
dumb, and when he had cast out the devil, the dumb 
spoke : and the multitude were in admiration at it. 
But some of them said: he casteth out devils, by 
Belzebub the prince of devils. And others tempting, 
asked of him a sign from heaven. But he seeing 



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their thoughts, said to them : Every kingdom divided 
against itself, shall be brought to Desolation, and 
house upon house shall fall. And if Satan shall be 
divided against himself how shall his kingdom stand? 
because you say, that through Belzebub I cast out 
devils. Now if I cast out devils by Belzebub: by 
whom do your children cast them out ? Therefore 
they shall be your judges. But if L by the finger of 
God cast out devils: doubtless the kingdom of God 
is come upon you. When a strong man armed 
keepeth his court, those things which he possesseth 
are in peace. But if a stronger than he come upon 
him and overcome him, he will take away all his 
armour wherein he trusted, and will distribute his 
spoils. He that is not with me, is against me j and 
he that gathereth not with me, scattereth. When 
the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketti 
through places without water, seeking rest; and not 
finding, he saith : 1 will return into my house 
whence I came out. And when he is come, he 
findeth it swept and garnished. Then he goeth and 
taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than 
himself, and entering in they dwell there. And the 
last state of that man becometh worse than the first. 
And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a 
certain woman from the crowd lifting up her voice, 
said to him : Blessed is the womb that bore thee, 
and the paps that gave thee suck. But he said : 
Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of 
GoJ, and keep it. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxviii. The laws of the Lord are 
just, and give joy to the heart; his ordinances are 
sweeter than honey and the honey-comb ; thereto; e 
thy servant observeth them. 

SECRET, May this offering, O Lord, we be. 
secvh thee, cleanse us from our sins, and sanctify the 
bodies and souls of thy servants for the celebrating 
of this sacrifice. Thro' 1 , 



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COMM. Ps. Ixxxiii. The sparrow hath found 
itself a house, and the turtle-dove a nest to pnt her 
young ones in; in like manner, O Lord of armies* 
my King and* my God, let my abode be near thy 
altar: blessed are they that dwell in thy house, they 
shall praise thee for ever and ever. 

P. COMM. A cunctis. Mercifully, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, deliver us from all guilt and from all 
danger, since thou adtnittest us to be partakers of 
this great mystery. Thro'. 

MONDAY. 

INTROIT. Ps. lv. I will praise God for his 
promise, and will thank the Lord for the assurances 
he hath given me: I will hope in God, and not fear 
what flesh can do to me. l's> Take pity on me, O 
God, for man hath trampled me under foot: he hath 
attacked me the whole day, and distressed me. F. 
Glory. 

COLLECT. Cordibuti.~We beseech thee, O 
Lord, mercifully to, pour forth thv grace into our 
hearts: that, as we abstain from flesh, so we may 
keep our senses from all noxious excesses. Thro'. 

LESSON. 4 Kings v. i. 15. In those days ; 
Naaman, general of the army of the King of Syria, 
was a great man with his master, and honourable; 
for by him the Lord gave deliverance to Syria: 
arid he was a valiant man and rich, but a leper. 
Now there had gone out ro libers from Syria, and 
had led away captive out of the land of Israel a little 
maid, and she waited upon Naaman's wife. And 
she said to her mistress : I wish my master had been 
with the prophet that is in Samaria : he would cer- 
tainly have healed him of the leprosy which he - 
hath. Then Naaman went into his lord, and told 
him, saying: Thus and thussaith the girl, that came, 
from the land of Israel. And the King of Svria 
.fcaid to him; Go, and I. w ; !l ?eud a letter to the 



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Kins of Israel. And he departed, and took with 
him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of 
gold, and ten changes of raiment, and brought 
the letter to the King of Israel, in these words: 
When thon shalt receive this letter, know that I have 
sent to thec Naaman my servant, that thou mayest 
'heal him of his leprosy. And when the king of 
Israel had read the letter, he rent his garments, and 
said : Am I God, to be able to kill and to give life, 
that this man hath sent to me, to heal a man of his 
leprosy? mark, and see how he seeketh occasion 
against me. And when Eliseus the man of God had 
heard this, to wit, that the King of Israel had rent 
his garments, he sent to him, saying ; Why hast 
t'.iou rent thy garments? let him come to me and 
let him know that there is a prophet in Israeh So 
Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and 
stood at the door of the house of Eliseus : and Eli- 
seus sent a messenger to him, saying; Go and wash 
soven times in the Jordan, and thy flesh shall recover 
health, an 1 thou shalt be clean. Naaman was an- 
gry, and went away, saying : I thought he would 
have come out to me, and standing would have in- 
voked the name of the Lord his God, and touched 
with his hand the place of the leprosy, and healed 
me. A re not the Abana, and the Pharphar, rivers 
of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel, 
that I may wash in them, and be made clean ? So 
as he turned, and was going away with indignation, 
his servants came to him, and said to him : Father, 
if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, 
surely thou shouldst have done it ; how much rather 
what he now hath said to thee ; Wash, and thou 
shalt be clean ? Then he went down, and washed 
in the Jordan seven times, according to the word of 
{.he man of God ; and his flesh was restored, like the 
of a little child, and was made clean, And 
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returning to the man of God with ail his train, lie 
came and stood before him, and said : In truth I 
know there is no other God in ail the earth, but 
only in Israel. ^ 

GRAD. Ps, lv. I have laid open to thee, O God, 
my life ; and thou hast considered my tears. V. Take 
pity on me, O Lord, for man hath trampled me 
under foot; he hath attacked me the whole day, 
and distressed me. 

TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. p. 117- 

d>Q0p0l+ Luke iv. 23. 30.^* that time. 
Jesus said to the Pharisees : Doubtless you will say to 
me this similitude : Physician heal thyself : as great 
things as we have heard done in Capharnaum, do 
also here in thy own country. And he said : Amen 
Isay to you, that no prophet is accepted in his own 
country. In truth I say to you, there were many 
widows in the days, of Elias in Israel, when heaven 
was shut up three years and six months: when there 
was a great famine throughout all the land: and to 
none of them was Elias sent, but to a widow at 
Sarephta of Sidon. And there were many lepers in 
Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet : and not one 
of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian. And 
all they in the synagogue, hearing these things were 
filled with anger. And they rose up and thrust him 
out of the city ; and they brought him to the 
brow of the hill, whereon their city was built, that 
they might cast him down headlong. But he passing 
through the midst of them, went his way. 

OFFERT. Ps. livv-.Hear my prayer, O God, 
and despise not my petition 5 look down upon me, 
and graciously hear me, 

SECRET. Grant, O Lord, that the offering we 
make to thee, as a mark of our homage, may be- 
come to us a sacrament available to our salvation* 
Thro'. 



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COMM. Ps. xiii. Who will send out from S:on 
the salvation of Israel ? When the Lord shall put an 
end to the captivity of his people, Jacob shall leap 
for joy, and Israel shall rejoice. 

P. COMM. Prxsta, qiumnnus. Grant, we be- 
seech thee, O Almighty and merciful God, that 
what we take with our mouths, we may receive 
with pure minds. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. SubTcniat.May thy mercy, O Lord, 
assist us, that, by thy protection, we may be de- 
livered from the dangers of sin that surround us, and 
so brought to eternal happiness. Thro'. 

TUESDAY. 

INTROIT. Ps. xvi. I have cried to thee, for 
thou, O Lord, hast hoard me: O incline thine 
ear unto me, O hear my prayer. Keep me, O 
Lord, as the apple of thine eye, and protect me 
under the shadow of thy wings. Ps. Hear, O Lord, 
the justice of my cause, and hearken to my petition. 
F. Glory. 

COLLECT. Exaudi ?MW. Graciously hear us, O 
Almighty and merciful God, and grant us the gift 
of salutary continence. Thro'. 

LESSON. 4 Kings iv. i. 7. In those days : A 
certain woman of the wives of the prophets cried to 
Elisens, saying: Thy servant my husband is dead, 
and thou knowest that thy servant was one that 
feared God, and behold the creditor is come to take 
away my two sons to serve him. And Elisens said 
to lu r : What wilt thou have me do for thee : Tell 
me what hast thou in thy house? And she answered : 
I thy handmaid have nothing in my house but a 
little oil, to anoint me. And he said to her : Go, 
borrow of all thy neighbours empty vessels,not a few. 
And go in, and shut thy door, when thou art within, 
with thy sons: and pour out thereof into all those 
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vessels: and when they are full, take them away* 
So the woman went, and shut the door upon her, 
and upon her sons: they brought her the vessels, and 
she poured in x And when the vessels were full, 
she said to her son ; Bring me yet a vessel. And he an- 
swered: I have no more. And the oil stood. And 
she came and told the man of God. And he said : 
Go, sell the oil, and pay the creditor: and thou 
and thy sons live of the rest. 

GRAD. Ps, xvih. Cleanse me, O Lord, from 
my hidden sins ; and from the sins of others spare 
thy servant. V. If these rule not in me, then shall I 
be without spot j and cleansed from enormous guilt. 
d?00pU Matt, xviii. i 5. 22. At that time: 
Jesus said to his disciples: If thy brother shall offend 
against thee, go, and reprove him between thee and 
him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain 
thy brother. But it he will not hear thee, take with 
thee one or two more: that in the mouth of two or 
three witnesses every word may stand. And if he 
will not hear thee, tell the Church. And if he will 
not hear the Church, let him be to thee as the 
heathen and the publican- Amen I say to you, 
whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be 
bound also in heaven : and whatsoever you shall 
loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in heaven. 
Again I say to you, that if two of you shall agree upon 
earth, concerning any thing whatsoever they shall 
ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is 
in heaven. For where there are two or three ga- 
thered together in my name, there am 1 in the midst 
of them. Then Peter came unto him, and said: 
Lord, how often shall my brother offend against 
me, and I forgive him > till seven times ? Jesus saith 
to him: I say not to thee till seven times j but till 
seventy times seven times. 

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Lord hath exerted its strength, the right hand of the 
Lord hath raised me up: I shall not now die, but 
live : and publish the works of the Lord. 

SECRET. May we receive, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, by these sacraments, the effect of our re- 
demption \ so that, by means thereof, we may 
withdraw from all human excesses, and thou mayest 
bestow upon us the gift of salvation. Thro'. 

COMM. Pi.xiv.Who is it, O Lord, that is to 
dwell in thy tabernacle? Or who is it, that is to 
abide on thy holy mountain ? lie that walketh 
without blemish, and doth righteousness. 

P. COMM. &icm.~- Being cleansed, O Lord, by 
these holy mysteries, grant us, we beseech thee, 
both pardon and grace. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Tact. Defend us, O Lord, by thy 
protection, and ever preserve us from all iniquity. 
Thro'. 

WEDNESDAY. 

INTROIT. Ps. *xx.---But I have hoped in the 
Lord: I will be glad, and rejoice in thy mercy ; for 
thou hast considered my distress. Ps. In thee, O 
Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: 
deliver me in thy justice, and rescue me. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Prcesta nobis.-.. Grant, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, that being improved by this whole- 
some fast, we may abstain from all pernicious vice, 
and, by that means, more easily obtain thy mercy. 
Thro'. 

LESSON. Exod. xx. 12. 24. Thus saith the 
lard God : Honour thy father and thy mother, that 
thou maycst be lonsj- lived upon the land, which th<i 
Lord thy God will give thee. Thou shalt not kill. 
Thou sh'ult not commit adultery. Thou shalt not 
Steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy 



174 WEDNESDAY IN THE 

neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's 
house, neither shalt thou desire his wife, nor his 
servant, nor his hand-maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, 
nor any thing that is his. And all the people saw 
the voices and* the flames, and the sound of the 
trumpet, and the mount smoking; and being ter- 
rified and struck with fear, they stood afar off, 
saying to Moses; Speak thou tons, and we will 
hear : let not the Lord speak to us lest we die. And 
Moses said to the people: Fear not: for God is 
come to prove yon, and that the dread of him might 
be in you, and you should not sin. And the people 
stood afar off. But Moses went to the dark cloud 
wherein God was. And the Lord said to Moses : 
Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel : You 
have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven. 
You shall not make gods of silver, nor shall you 
make to yourselves gods of gold. You shall make 
an altar of earth unto me, and you shall offer upon 
it your holocausts and peace-offerings, your sheep 
and oxen, in every place where the memory of my 
name shall be. 

GRAD. Ps. vi. Take pity on me, O Lord, for 1 
am weak; heal roe, OLorcL V. All my bones are 
shaken, and my soul is in great distress. 

TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. p. 117. 

<2500p0U Matt. xv. i. 20, At that time: 
The Scribes and Pharisees came from Jerusalem to 
Jesus, and said to him: Why do thy disciples, trans-, 
gress the traditon of the ancients ? For they wash, 
not their hands when they eat bread. But he an- 
swering, said to them; Why do you also transgress, 
the commandment of God for your tradition ? For 
God said : "Honour thy father and mother;" and, 
** he that shall curse father or mother, let him die the 
death.'* But you say : Whosoever shall say to his 
father or mother, The gift whatsoever proceedeth 



ITT. WEEK OF LENT. 175 

from me, shall profit thee. And he shall not ho- 
nonr his father or mother; and you have made 
void the commandment of God for your tradition. 
Ye hypocrites, wfil has Isaias prophesied of you, 
saying: "This people honourcth me with their lips, 
but their heart is far from me. And in vain do they 
worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments 
of men.'* And having called together the multitudes 
unto him, he said to them: Rear ye and under- 
stand. Not that which goeth into the mouth, de- 
fileth a man: but what cometh out of the mouth, 
this defileth a man. Then came his disciples, and 
said to him : Dost thou know that the Pharisees, 
when they heard this word, were scandalised ? But 
he answering, said; Every plant which my heavenly 
Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let 
them alone ; they are blind, and leaders of the 
blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both fall 
into the pit. And Peter answering, said to him: 
Explain to us this parabte. But he said; Are you 
also yet without understanding? Do you not under- 
stand, that whatsoever entereth into the mouth, 
goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the privy ? 
But the things which proceed out of the mouth, 
come forth from the heart, and those things defile a 
man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, 
murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testi- 
monies, blasphemies. These are the things that 
defile a man. But to eat with unwashed hands doth 
not defile a man. 

OFFERT. PS.- -Shew us, O Lord, thy mercy, 
for the glory of thy name: tor thy mercy is sweet. 

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
the prayers of thy people, together with the offering 
of these hosts; and while we celebrate these thy 
mysteries, defend us from all dangers. Thro 1 . 

COMM. Ps xv.- Thou hast made known to me 
the wavs of life: the sight of thee will fill me with 
joy, O Lord, 



1-6 THURSDAY IN THE 

P.COMM. S'lnctifcet nos.Mzy the heavenly 
food, \vhichwe have taken, sanctify us, O Lord: 
and freeing us from all errors, make us worthy of 
thy heavenly promises. Thro*. 

'Let us pray. *15ow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Co ncede.--- Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we who beg the favour of 
thy protection, being delivered from all evils, may 
serve thee with a secure mind. Thro'. 

THURSDAY. 

1NTRO1T. Ps. Ixvii. I am the salvation of my 
people, saith the Lord : in whatever tribulation 
they rry out to me, t will hear them 5 and I will be 
their Lord for ever. Ps. Attend, O my people, to 
my lawj hearken to the words of my mouth. V. 
Glory. 

COLLECT. Jl/fl7z;'/?crf..--May ttvs sacred so- 
lemnity of thy servants, Cosmas and Damian, shew 
thy greatness/O Lord; by which, in thy unspeaka- 
ble providence, thou hast granted them eternal glory, 
and us the aid of their p reivers. Thro'. 

LESSON. Jtr. vii. i. 7. In t/iu$e days: The 
word that came to Jeremias from the Lord, saying ; 
stand in the gate of the house of the Lord, and pro- 
claim there this word, and say : Hear ye the word 
of the Lord, all ye men of Juda, that enter in at 
crates, to adore the Lord. Thus saith the 
Lord of hosts, the God of Israel : Make your ways 
and your d i ; ;nd I will dwell with you 

in this place. Trust not in lying words, saying: 
The templeof theLorJ, the temple of the Lori, it 
is the temple ot . For if you will order 

well your ways and your doings ; it you will execute 
judgment between a man and his neighbour 3 if you 
- s not the stranger, the fatherless, and the wi- 
dow, and^shed not innocent blood in this place, and 
walk not after strange gods to your own hurt} I 
dwell with you in this plw i in the land 



ITT. WEEK OF IEXT. 1 | 

which I gave to your fathers from the beginning and 
for evermore, suith -^y- 

GRAD. P:. cxliv. The e hope in 

thee, O Lord, and thou gi vest them their food in 
due season. V. Thou openest thy hand, and I 
everv animal with thy blessing. 

COSpCl- Luke iv. 38. 44 

Jesus rising up out of the synagogue, went into 
Simon's house. And Simon's wife's motb 
taken with a fever; and they besought him for her. 
-And standing over her, he commanded the 
and it left her. And immediately rising, she mi- 
nistered to them. And when the sun was down, all 
they that had any sick with ii -es, brought 

them to him. But he, laying his hands on 
one of them, healed them. And devils went out 
from many, crying out and saying; Thou art the 
Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them 
not to speak; tor they knew that he wasChrbt. And 
when it was day, going out he went into a t 
place: and the multitude sought him and came to 
him ; and they stayed him that he should not depart 
from them. And he said to them: I must preach 
the kingdom of God to other cities also: for there- 
fore am I sent. And he was preaching in the 
gogues of Galilee. 

OFFERT. Ps. 138. If I walk in the midst of 
tribulation, thou wilt quicken me, O Lord; and 
thou wilt stretch forth thy hand against the wrath of 
iny encmie^; and thy right hand shall save me. 

SECRET. We otter thee, O Lord, on occasion 
of the precious death of thy holv servants, this 
fice, from which their martyrdom, and that c 
others, took its beginning. T 

COMM. P$. rxviii, Thou hast ordained thy 
commandments to be strictly kept. O that my 
steps may be ai\ ted so as to keep thy 



178 FRIDAY IN THE 

P. COMM. Sit nobis.May this thy sacrament, 
O Lord, procure for us that salvation which we 
beg for by the merits of thy blessed martyrs Cosmas 
and Damian. Thro'* 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Subjectum..~May thy heavenly mer- 
cy, O Lord, always increase thy people, and make 
them ever obedient to thy commandments. Thro*. 

FRIDAY. 

INTROlT.Ps. Ixxxv. Shew me, O Lord, a 
token for good, that those that hate me may see it, 
and be confounded, because thou, O Lord, hast 
helped and comforted me. Ps. Bend thine ear, 
O Lord, and hear me, for I am needy and poor, 
V. Glory. 

COLLECT. J#KBW. Let thy kind favour, O 
Lord, accompany our fast, that as we abstain from 
corporal food, so we may likewise refrain from all 
vice. Thro*. 

LESSON. Numb. xx. 2. 13. In those days: 
The children of Israel came together against 
Moses and Aaron ; and making a sedition, they 
said : Give us water to drink. And Moses and 
Aaron leaving the multitude, went into the taber- 
nacle of the covenant, and fell flat upon the 
ground, and cried to the Lord, and said: O Lord 
God, hear the cry of this people, and open to 
them thy treasure, a fountain of living water, that 
being satisfied, they may cease to murmur. And 
the glory of the Lord appeared over them. And 
the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Take the rod, 
and assemble the people together, thou and Aaron 
thy brother, and speak to the rock before them, and 
it shall yield waters. And when thou hast brought 
forth water out of the rock, all the multitude and 
their cattle shall drink. Moses therefore took the 



III. WEEK OF LENTi 179 

rod, which was before the Lord, as he had com- 
manded him, and having gathered together the mul- 
titude before the rock, he said to them: Hear, ye 
rebellious and incredulous: can we bring you forth 
water out of this rock? And when Moses had lifted 
up his hand, and struck the rock twice with the 
rod, there came forth water in great abundance, so 
that the people and their cattle drank. And the 
Lord said to Moses and Aaron: Because you have 
not believed me, to sanctify me before the children 
of Israel, you shall not bring these people into the 
land which I will give them. This is the water of 
contradiction, where the children of Israel strove 
with words against the Lord, and he was sanctified 
in them. 

GRAD. Ps. xxvii. My heart trusted in the 
Lord, and I found relief: my flesh is healed, and I 
will with pleasure return him thanks. V. To thee 
O Lord, have I cried out ; answer me, O my God, 
and depart not from me. 

TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. p. 1 17. 

(BD0pCL John iv. 5. 41. At that time ; 
Jesus came to a city of Samaria which is called 
Sichar, near the parcel of ground which Jacob gave 
to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there, 
Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat 
thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour. 
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. 
Jesus saith to her: Give me to drink. (For his dis- 
ciples were gone into the city to buy food.) Then 
that Samaritan woman saith to him: How dost 
thou, being a Jew, ask of me to drink, who am a 
Samaritan woman ? For the Jews do not communi- 
cate with the Samaritans. Jesus answered, and said 
to her: If thou didst know the gift of God, and 
\vho it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink, thou 
have asked of him, and he would have 



l8o -FRIDAY IN THE 

given thee living water. The woman saith to himi 
Sir, thou hast nothing wherein to draw, and the 
well is deep: from whence then hast thou living 
water ? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who 
gave ns the \vefl? and drank thereof himself, and 
his children, and his cattle ? Jesus answered and 
said to her: Whosoever drinketh of this water, shall 
thir.:t again: but he that shall drink of the water 
that I shall give him, shall not thirst forever. But 
the water that I shall give him, shall become in him 
a fountain of water springing up into everlasting 
life. The woman saith to him: Sir, Give me this 
water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to 
draw. Jesus saith to her; Go, call thy husband, 
and come hither. The woman answered, and said: 
I have no husband. Jesus saith to her: Thou hast 
said well, I have no husband: for thou hast had five 
husbands 5 and he whom thou now hast, is not thy 
husband. This thou hast said truly. The woman 
saith to him : Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 
Our fathers adored on this mountain, and you say 
that at Jerusalem is the place where men mustadore 
Jesus saith to her ; Woman, believe me, the hour 
cometh, when you shall neither on this mountain,, 
nor in Jerusalem, adore the Father. You adore 
that which you know not ; we adore that which 
we know : for salvation is of the Jews. But the 
hour cometh, and now is, when the true adorers 
shall adore the Father in spirit and in truth. For 
the Father also seeketh such to adore him. God is 
a spirit, and they that adore him, must adore him in 
spirit and in truth. The woman saith to him: I 
know that theMessias cometh (who is called Christ) 
therefore when he is come, he will tell us all things. 
Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with 
thee. And immediately his disciples came; and 
they wondered that he talked with the woman. Yet 
no man said: What seekest thou, or why talkest 



IH. WEEK OF LENT. l8f 

thou with her ? The woman therefore left her 
water- pot, and went her way into the city, and saith 
to the men there: Come, and see a man who hath 
told me all things that ever I did. is not he the 
Christ > Then they went out of the city, and came 
to him. la the mean time the disciples prayed him, 
saying*. Rabbi, eat. But he said to them : I have 
meat to eat which you know not of. The disci- 
ples therefore said one to another ; Ilalh any man 
brought him any thing to eat ? Jesus saith to them: 
My meat is to do the will ot him that sent me, that I 
may perfect his work. Do not you say, there are four 
months, and then the harvest cometh? Behold I 
say to you : lift up your eyes, and see the countries, 
for they are white already to harvest. And he that 
reapeth, receiveih wages, and gathereth fruit unto 
everlasting lite: that, both he that soweth, and he 
that reapeth mny rejoice together. For in this is 
that saying true -."that it is one man that soweth, and 
it is another that reapeth. I have sent you to reap 
that in which you did not labour : others have la- 
boured, and you have entered into their labours. 
Now of that city many of the Samaritans believed in 
him, for the word of the woman giving testimony ; 
he told me all that ever I did. So when the Sama- 
ritans were conning to him, they desired him that he 
would tarry there. And he tarried there two days. 
And many more believed on him because of his own 
word. And they said to the woman: We now be- 
lieve, not for thy saying : for we ourselves have heard 
him, and know that this is indeed the Saviour of 
the world. 

OFFERT. Ps. v. My King and my God, hear 
tlu' words of my prayer, for it is to the? I will pray. 

SECRET. "We beseech thee, O Lord, merci- 
fully regard the offerings we consecrate u> th--- 
that they may become acceptable t< 
ways advance our salvation. Thro'. 
Q 



182 SATURDAY IN THE 

COMM. Joh?i\v. He who shall drink the water, 
which I shall give him, saith the Lord, it shall be- 
come in him a fountain of water springing up to eter- 
nal life. 

P. COMM." Hujus. May the receiving of this 
sacrament, O Lord, cleanse us from sin, and bring 
us to the kingdom of heaven. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Prtftfa. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we who confide in thy pro. 
tection, may, thro* thy grace, overcome all the ene- 
mies of our salvation. Thro'. 

SATURDAY. 

1NTROIT. PJ. v. Hear, O Lord, my word?, 
attend to my cry: hearken to the voice of my pray- 
er, O my King and my God. Ps. For to thee, O 
Lord, will 1 pray; and in the morning thou wilt 
hear my voice. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Prasta. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that they who mortify themselves 
by abstinence from food, may, by observing thy 
holy law, also fast from all sin. Thro'. 

IlESSON. Dan. xiii. i. 62. In those days; 
There was a man that dwelt in Babylon, and his 
name was Joakim: and he took a wife whose name 
was Susanna, the daughter of Helcias, a very beau- 
tiful woman, and one that feared God. For her 
parents being just, had instructed their daughter 
according tc the law of Moses. Now Joakim was 
very rich, and had an orchard near his house ; and 
the Jews resorted to him, because he was the most 
honourable of them all. And there were two of 
the ancients of the people appointed judges that 
year, of whom the Lord said: Iniquity came out 
from Babylon from the ancient judges, that seemed to 
govern the people. These men frequented the 
house of Joakim, and all 'that had any matieis of 



III. WEEK OF LENT. 183 

judgment came to them. And when the people 
departed away at noon, Susanna went in, and 
walked in her husband's orchard. And the old 
men saw her going in every day, and walking : and 
they were inflamed with lust towards her: and they 
perverted their own mind, and turned away their 
eyes, that they might not look unto heaven, nor 
remember just judgments. So they were both 
wounded with the love of her, yet they did not 
make known their grief one to the other; for they 
were ashamed to declare to one another their lust, 
being desirous to have to do with her : and they 
' watched carefully every day to see her. And one 
said to the other; Let us now go home, for it is din- 
ner time. So going out they departed one from ano- 
ther. And turning back again, they came both to 
the same place; and asking one another the cause, 
they acknowledged their lust : and then they agreed 
together upon a time when they might find her 
alone. And it fell out, as they watched a fit day, 
she went in on a time, as yesterday and the day be- 
fore, with two maids only, and was desirous to 
wash herself in the orchard ; for it was hot weather. 
And there was nobody there, but the two old men 
that had hid themselves and were considering her. 
She said to the maids; Bring me oil, and wash- 
ing balls, and shut the doors of the orchard, that I 
may wash me. And they did as she bade them ; 
and they shut the doors of the orchard, and went 
out by a back door to fetch what she had com- 
manded them, and they knew not that the elders 
were hid within. Now when the maids were gone 
forth, the two elders arose, and ran to her. and 
said: Behold the doors of the orchard are shut, 
and nobody seeth us, and we are in love with thee ; 
wherefore consent to us, and lie with us. But if 
thou wilt not, we will bear witness against 
thee, that a young man was with thee, and there- 



184 SATURDAY IN THE 

fore thou didst send away thy maids from <thee. 
Susanna sighed, and said: I am straitened on every 
side: for if I do this thing, it is death to me; 
and if I do it not, I shall not escape your hands* 
But it is better 1br me to fall into your hands with, 
outdoing it, than to siu in the sight of the Lord. 
With that Susanna cried out with a loud voice; and 
the elders also cried out against her. And one of 
them ran to the door of the orchard, and opened 
it. So when the servants of the house heard the 
cry in the orchard, they rushed in by the back door, 
to see what was the matter. But after the old men 
had spoken, the servants were greatly ashamed, for 
never had there been any such word said of Susanna. 
And on the next day, when the people were come 
to Joakim her husband, the two elders also came, 
full of their wicked device against Susanna, to put 
her to deatn. And they said before the people; 
Send to Susanna, daughter of Helcias, the wife of 
Joakim. And they presently sent. And she came 
with her parents, and children, and all -her kindred, 
Now Susanna was exceeding delicate, and beautiful 
to behold. But those wicked men commanded that 
her face should be uncovered (for she was covered) 
that so at least they might be satisfied with her 
beauty. Therefore her friends and all her acquain- 
tance wept. But the two elders, rising up in the 
midst of the people, laid their hands upon her head. 
And she weeping looked up to heaven, for her heart 
had confidence in the Lord. And the elders said : 
As we walked in the orchard alone, this woman 
came in with two maids, and shut the doors of the 
orchard, and ictit away the maids from her. Then 
a young man that was there hid, came to her, and 
lay with her, But we that were in the corner of 
the orchard, seeing this wickedness, ran ap to 
them, and we saw them lie together. And as foe 
him we could not take him, because he was 
stronger than we, and opening the doors he leaped 



HI. WEEK OF LENT. J#5 

out; but bavins taken this woman, we asked who 
the young man was, but she would not tell us: of 
this thing we are witnesses. The multitude believed 
them, as being the elders and judges of the people, 
and they condemned her to death. Then Su- 
sanna cried out with a loud voice, and said: O eter- 
nal God, who knowest hidden things, who knowest 
all things before they come to pass, thou knowest 
that they have borne false witness against me : and 
behold [ must die, whereas I have done none of 
these things, which these men have maliciously 
forged against me. And the Lord heard her voice. 
And when she was led to be put to death, the Lord 
raised up the holy spirit of a young boy, whose 
name was Daniel : -and he cried out with a loud 
voice: I am cleat from the blood ot this woman. 
Then all the people turning towards him, said : 
What meantth this word that thou hast spoken ? 
But he standing in the midst of them, said : Are ye 
so foolish, ye children of Israel, that without exa- 
mination or knowledge of the truth, ye have con- 
demned a daughter of Israel ? Return to judgment, 
for they have borne false witness against her. So all 
the people turned again in haste, and the old men 
said to him: Come and sit thou down among us, 
and shew it: seeing God hath given thee the honour 
of old age. And Daniel said to the people: Sepa- 
rate these two far from one another, and I will exa- 
mine them. So when they were put asunder oue 
from the other, he called one of them, and said to 
him; O thou that art grown old in evil days, now 
are thy sins come out which thou hast committed 
before: in judging unjust judgments, oppressing the 
innocent, and letting the guilty go free, wi. 
the Lord saith : the innocent and the just thou shalt 
not kill. Now then, it thou sawest her, tell me 
under what tree thou sawest them conversing to- 
gether. He said : under a mastick tree. And D 



1 86 SATURDAY, &C. 

said : Well hast thou lied against thy own head ; 
for behold the angel of God having received the 
sentence of him, shall cut thee in two. And having 
put him aside, he commanded that the other should 
come, and he said to him : O thou seed of Cha 
naan, and not of Juda, beauty hath deceived thee, 
and lust hath perverted thy heart: thus did you tot 
the daughters of Israel, and they for fear conversed 
with you ; but a daughter of JuJa would not abide 
your wickedness. Now, therefore, tell me under 
what tree didst thou take them together? And he 
answered: under a holm tree. And Daniel said to 
him: Well hast thou also lied against (hy own 
head ; for the angel of the Lord waiteth with a 
sword to cut thee in two, and to destroy thee. 
With that all the assembly cried out with a loud 
voice, and they blessed God, who saveth them that 
trust in him. And they rose up against the two el- 
ders (for Daniel had convicted them of false witness 
by their own mouth) and they did to them as they 
had maliciously dealt against their neighbour, to 
fulfil the law of Moses: and they put them to 
death, and innocent blood was saved in that day. 

GRAD. Ps. xxii. Though I should walk in the 
midst of the shades of death, I will fear no harm, 
because thon, O Lord, art with me. V. Thy crook 
and thy staff have been my comfort. 

(S500pCU John viii. i. ii.~- At that time: 
Jesus went to mount Olivet. And early in the morn- 
ing he came again into the temple, and all the peo- 
ple came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 
And the Scribes and Pharisees bring to him a wo- 
man taken in adultery 5 and they set her in the 
midst, and said to him: Master, this woman was 
even now taken in adultery. Now Moses in the 
law commanded us to stone such a one. But what 
sayest thou ? And this they said tempting him, that 
they might accuse him. But Jesus stooping down, 



IV. SUNDAY IN LENT. 187 

wfote with his finder on the ground. And when 
they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, 
and said to them : He that is without sin among 
you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he 
stooped down, and wrote on the ground. Pot. they 
hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at the 
^eldest: and Jesns alone remained, and the woman, 
standing in the midst. Then Jesus lifting up himself, 
said to her: Woman, where are they that accused 
thee ? Hath no man condemned thee ? And she 
said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither 
will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more. 

OFFERT. Ps. Direct my steps according to thy 
law, that no injustice may reign in me, O Lord. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty 
God, that the offering of this sacrifice may cleanse 
and protect our frail nature from all evil. 

COMM. Jb/mviii. Woman, hath nobody con- 
demned thee ? Nobody, O Lord. Neither will I 
condemn thee. Now sin no more. 

P. COMM. Quasunnts. We beseech thee, O 
Altnighty God, that we may be reckoned among 
his members, whose body and blood we partake of. 
Who li vest, &c. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. P;v^>/^. Stretch forth, O Lord, 
over thy people, the right-hand of thy heavenly aid, 
that they may seek thee with their whole heart, and 
mercifully obtain what they ask for as they ought.- 
Thro'. 



IV. SUNDAY IN LENT. 

JN the Mass of this day, the Church feems to forget the 
sentiments of penance with which she hath been occu- 
pied from the beginning of Lent. The reason whereof is, 
that formerly such as were to receive baptism at Eas- 
ter, were enregistered, after having been examined this 
week. She also saw the time now approaching for the 



188 IV. SUNDAY JN LENT. 

reconciliation of the penitents, whom she had subjected ta 
public penance on Ash- Wednesday. The future birth, 
therefore, of those who were judged worthy of the grace 
of baptism; and the resurrection to a new life of several of 
her children, whq, after having gone astray, return to 
God by a sincere conversion, is this day, the subject of 
her joy, 

1NTROIT. Is. Ixvi. Ps. cxxi. 

REjoice, with Jerusa- T sEtare, Jerusalem, ct 
iem, and meet toge- ^-^ convention facile vmnes 
ther all you who love her. qui diligitis earn : gaudcte 
Rejoice exceedingly, you cum Lctitia, qui in tris. 
who have been in sor- titiajuistis, ut exultctis, 
row, that you may leap ct saticmini ab uberibus 
for joy, and be satiated consolationis vestra. 
with comfort from her Ps. cxxi. Latatus sum 
breasts. Ps. 1 rejoiced in his, qu& dicta sunt 
at what has been told mild : in domum Domini 
me : we shall go to the ibinius. 
house of the Lord. Y+, V. Gloria. 
Glory. 

COLLECT. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we, who are justly afflicted 
according to our demerits, may be relieved by thy 
comforting grace. Thro*. 

EPISTLE. Gal. iv. 23. 31. Brethren: It is 
written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a 
bond- woman, and the other by a free- woman But 
he who was by the bond-woman, was born accord- 
ing to the flesh: but he by the tree- woman, was by 
promise. Which things are said by an allegory. 
For these are the two testaments. The one from 
Mount Sinai, engendering to bondage, which is 
Agar : for Sinai is a mountain in Arabia, which hath 
affinity to that Jerusalem which now is, and is ia 
bondage with her children. But that Jerusalem, 
which is above, is free; which is our mother. For 
it is written : " Rejoice, thou barren, that bearest 
not ; break forth t aud cry, thou that travailest uot; 



IV. SUNDAY IN LENT. lg$ 

for many are the children of the desolate, more than 
of her that hath a husband. Now we, brethren, 
as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as 
then he, that was born according to the flesh, per- 
secuted him that was after the spirit; even so it is 
now. But what saith the scripture ? " Cast out the 
bond- woman and her son : for the son of the bond* 
woman shall not be heir with the son of the free- 
woman." So then, brethren, we are not children 
of the bond- woman, but of the free; by the free- 
dom wherewith Christ hath made us free. 

GRAD. Ps. cxxi. 1 rejoiced at what had been 
told me; we are to go up to the house of the Lord. 
V. May peace be on thy ramparts, and plenty within 
thy walls. 

TRACT. Ps cxxiv. Qui confidunt in Domino, 
sicut mons Sian ; ?i f jn commovebitur in aternum, qui 
habitat in Jerusalem. They who trust in the Lord, are 
as mount Sion : he who dvvelleth in Jerusalem, 
shall never be moved. There are mountains on 
every side of it, and the Lord encompasseth his peo- 
ple both now and tor evermore. 

<3>Q$pU John vi. i. 15 At that time; 

Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is that of 
Tiberias: and a great multitude followed him, be- 
cause they saw the miracles which he did on them 
that were diseased. Jesus therefore went up into a 
mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. Now 
the pasch, the festival day of the Jews, was near at 
hand. When Jesus therefore had lifted up his eyes, 
and seen that a very great multitude cometh to him, 
he said to Philip : \V hence shaH we buy bread that 
these may eat? And this he said to try him : for he 
himself knew what he would do. Philip answered 
him: Two hundred penny-worth of ImMd is no 
sufficient for them, that every one may take a little. 
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190 MONDAY IN THE 

Peter, saitli to him: There is a boy here that hath 
five barley loaves and two small fishes; but what are 
they among so many ? Then Jesus said: Make the 
men sit down. Now there was much grass in the 
place. So themen sat clown, in number about five 
thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when 
he had given thanks, he said to his disciples: Ga- 
ther up the fragments that remain, lest they be lost. 
They gathered up therefore, and filled twelve 
baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, 
which remained over and above to them that had 
eaten. Now these men, when they had seen what 
a miracle Jesus had done, said : This is of a truth 
the prophet that is to come into the world. Jesus, 
therefore, when he knew that they would come to 
take him by force and make him king, fled again 
into the mountain himself alone. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxxiv. -Praise the Lord, for he 
is good : sing to his name, for he is sweet : he hath 
done whatever he pleased, both in heaven and on 
earth. 

SECRET. We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully 
regard this present sacrifice, that it may both in* 
crease our devotion, and advance our salvation. 
Thro'. 

COMMUNION. Ps. cxxi. Jerusalem, which is 
built Lke a city, all whose parts are joined together : 
for it was thither the tribes went up, the tribes of the 
Lord, to praise thy name, O Lord. 

P. COMM. Da nobis. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O merciful God, that we may sincerely respect, and 
receive with faith thy holy mysteries, with which 
thou daily feedest us. 

MONDAY. 

INTROIT. Ps. liii. Save me, O God, by thy 
name, and judge me in thy strength: O God, hear 



IV. WEEK OF LENT. Igi 

my prayer: attend to the words of my mouth. Ps. 
?or strangers have risen up against me: and the 
mighty have sought my life. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Presto. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we, who annually celebrate 
this holy fast, may be well pleasing to thee both in 
body and mind. Thro'. 

LESSON. r Kings iii. 16. 28, Li those days : 
Two women that were harlots, came to king Solo, 
mon, and stood before him : and one of them said : 
1 beseech thee, my Lord, I and this woman dwelt 
in one house, and I was delivered of a child with 
her in the chamber. And the third day after that I 
was delivered, she also was delivered; and we were 
together, and no other person with us in the house, 
only we two. And this woman's child died in the 
night. For in her sleep she overlaid him. And ris. 
ing in the dead time of the night, she took my 
child from my side while I thy handmaid was asleep, 
and laid it in her bosom : and laid her dead child in 
my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to 
cive my child suck, behold it was dead; but consi- 
clering him more diligently, when it was clear day, 
1 found that it was not mine which I bore. And the 
other woman answered: It is not so as thou sayest, 
but thy child is dead, and mine is alive. On the 
contrary she said: Thou liest: for my child liveth, 
and thy child is dead. And in this manner they 
strove before the king. Then saith the king: The 
one saith, my child is alive, and thy child is dead. 
And the other answereth, Nay, but thy child is 
dead, and mine liveth. The king therefore said: 
Bring me a sword. And when they had brought, a 
sword before the king, divide, said he, the 'living 
child in two, and give half to the one, and half to 
the other. But the woman, whose child was alive, 
said to the king, (for her bowels were moved upon 
her child) 1 beseech thee, my Lord, give her the 



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child alive and do riot kill it. But the other said: 
Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. The 
king answered and said: Give the living child to 
this woman, % and let it not be killed, for she is the 
mother thereof. And all Israel heard the judgment 
which the king had judged, and they feared the 
kin, seeing that the wisdom of God was in him to 
do judgment 

GRAD. Ps. XXX. Be to me a protecting GoJ, 
and a place of refuge to save me. V. Ps. Ixx. In 
thee, O God, have I put my trust; never let me be 
put to shame. 

TRACT. Ps. en. Deal not, &c, p. 117. 
<$>0pCU John ii. 13. 25. At that time: 
The pasch of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus 
went up to Jerusalem; and he found in the temple 
them that sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and 
the changers of money sitting. And when he had 
made as it were a scourge of little cords, he drove 
them all out of the temple, the sheep also arid the 
oxen, and he poured out the changers of money, and 
the tables he overthrew. And he said to them that 
sold doves: Take these things hence, and make not 
the house of my Father a house of traffic. And his 
disciples remembered that it was written: "The 
zeal of thy house hath eaten me upi" Then the 
Jews answered, and said to him: What sign dost 
thou shew us, seeing thou dost these things ? Jesus 
answered, and said to them: Destroy this temple, 
and in three days I will raise it up. The Jews then 
said: Six and forty years was this temple in build- 
ing, and wilt thou raise it in three days? But he 
spoke of the temple of his body. When therefore 
he was risen again from the dead, his disciples re- 
rneiiibered that he had said this,* and they believed 
the scripture, and the word that Jesus had said. 
Now when he was at Jerusalem, at the pasch, upon 
the festival day, many believed in his name, seeing 



IV. WEEK IN LENT. 193 

his miracles which he did. But Jesus did not trus* 
himself to them, because he knew all men, and be- 
cause he needed not that any should give testimony 
of man, for he knew what was in man. 

OFFERT. Ps. xcix. --Sing to God, all the 
earth, serve the Lord with joy : come before him 
with gladness, for he (he Lord is God. 

SECRET. May the sacrifice we have offered 
thee, O Lord, always give us lite, and defend us. 
Thro'. 

COMM. Pa. xviii. Cleanse me, O Lord, from 
mv hidden sins, and free thy servant from those of 
other men 

P COMM. iSwi/>w May the receiving of 
these saving mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
advance our eternal redemption. Thro\ 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 
PRAYER. Dtp ccationem. We beseech thee, O 
Lord, hear our prayer, and grant us thy protection, 
3s it isthou who inspirest us to ask it. Thro'. 

TUESDAY. 

TNTROIT. Ps. liv. O God, hear my prayer, 
and despise not ray petition : look on me, and hear 
me. Ps. 1 am grieved in my exercise; and troubled 
at the voice of my enemy, and the distress of the 
sinner. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Sacra. We beseech thee, O Lord, 
that the holy fast we observe may be to our improve- 
ment in holy conversation, and draw down upon us 
the con-tain succours of thy mercy. Thro'. 

LESSON. Exod. xxxii. 7. 14. In those daysi 
The Lord spake to Moses, raying: Go, get thee 
down ; thy people, which thou hast brought out of 
the land of Egypt, hath sinned. They have quickly 
strayed from the way which thou didst shew them ; 
and they have made to themselves a molten calf,and 
have adore*! it, and sacrificing victims to it, huvc 
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194 TUESDAY IN THE 

said : These are thy gods, O Israel, that have 
brought thee out of the land of Egypt. And again 
the Lord said to Moses; I see :nat this people is 
stiff necked : let me alone, that my wrath may be 
kindled against them, and that I may destroy them, 
and I will make of thee a great nation. But Moses 
besought the Lord his God, saying: Why, O Lord, 
is thy indignation enkindled against *hy people, 
whom thou hast brought out of the land of Egvpt, 
with great power, and with a mighty hand? Let 
not the Egyptians say, I beseech thee; He craftily 
brought them out, that he might kill them in the 
mountains, and destroy them from the eanh : let thy 
anger cease, and be appeased upon the wickedness 
ofthy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel 
thy servants, to whom thou sworest bv thy own self, 
saying : I will multiply >our seed as the stars of hea- 
ven: and th.s whole land that I have spoken of, 1 
will give to your seed, and you shall possess it for 
ever. And the Lord was appeased from doing 
the evil which he !,ad spoken against his people. 

GRAD. Ps. xltii. Arise, O Lord, succour us, 
and deliver us for the sake of thy own name. V. We 
have heard, O God, \\ith our own ear?, and our 
forefathers have related to us the work thou didst in 
their days, and in the ages past. 

(000p?l* John vii. 14. 31. At that time; 
About the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the 
temple and taught. And the Jews wondered, say- 
ing: How doih this man know letters, having never 
learned ? Jesus answered them, and said : My doc- 
trine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man 
will do the will of him, he shall know of the doc- 
trine, whe'her it be of God, or whether I speak of 
myself, He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his 
owng'ory: but he that seeketh the glory of him 
that sent him, he is true, and there is no injustice 
in him. Did not Moses give you the law ? and yet 



IV. WEEK OF LENT. 19$ 

none of you keepeth the law. Why seek you to 
kill me? The multitude answered and said : Thou 
v hast a devil: Who seek eth to kill thee ? Jesus an- 
swered, and said to them : One work I have done ; 
and you all wonder: therefore Moses gave you cir*> 
curncision: (not because it is of Moses but of the 
fathers,) ana on the Sabbath day you circumcise 
a man. If a man receive circumcision on the Sab- 
bath day, that the law of Moses may not be bro- 
ken ; are you angry at me, because I have healed 
the whole man on the Sabbath day? Judge not ac- 
cording to the appearance, but judge just judgment. 
Then some of them of Jerusalem said ; Is not this he 
whom they seek to kill ? And behold he speaketh 
openly, and they say nothing to him. Have the 
rulers known for a truth that this is the Christ? But 
we know this man whence he is ; b^t when the 
Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is* Jtsus 
therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and say- 
ing: You both know me, and you know whence I 
am: and I am not come of myself; but he that 
sent me is true, whom you know not, I know 
him, because 1 am from him, and he hath sent me. 
They Bought therefore to apprehend him", but no 
man laid hands on him, because Ins hour was not 
yet come. But of the people many believed in him. 

OFFERT. Ps xxxix. 1 have waited \\ithout be- 
ing tired for the Lord, and he hath looked upon me: 
and he hath heard n y prayer; and he hath put into 
my mouth a new canticle, a hymn to our God. 

SECRET. May this offering, O Lord, we be- 
seech thec, cleanse away our sins: and sanctify 
both the bodies and souls of thy servants for worthi- 
ly celebrating this sacrifice. Thro'. 

COMM. Pa xix. ---We will ujoice in thy salva- 
tion : and we will ^lory in the name of the Lord. 

P. COMM, tiujus wos..May the receiving of 

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J9^ WEDNESDAY IN THE 

this sacrament, O Lord, v-urify us from sin, and 
bring us to the kingdom of heaven. Thro*. 

Let ns pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Misererc.-.--Tzke compassion, O 
Lord, on thy people: and mercifully refresh them 
labouring under-continual tribulations. Thro'- 

WEDNESDAY. 

INTR01T. Ezech. xxxvi. When 1 shall have 
been sanctified amongst you, I will gather you from 
all nations; and I will pour upon you clean water, 
and you shall be cleansed from all your sins; and I 
will give you a new s; irit. Ps. xxxiii. I will praise 
the Lord at nil times: his praise shall be always in 
my mouth. F. Glory. 

Immediately after Kyrieeleison, &c. is said: 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 

COLLECT. Vcits, qui -O God, who givest to 
the righteous the reward of their good works, and 
by fasting, pardon to sinners; have mercy on thy 
suppliants, that the acknowledgment of our guilt 
may procure us the remission of our sins. Thro*. 

LESSON. Ezech. xxxvi. 23. 28.-.. Thus saith 
the Lord God ; \ will sanctify my great name, which 
was profaned among the Gentiles, which you have 
profaned in the midst of them : that the Gentiles 
may know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord of 
Hosts, when I shall l:e sanctified in you before their 
eyes. For I will take you from among the Gen- 
tiles, and wi'l gather you together out of all the 
countries, and will bring you into your own land. 
And I will pour upon you clean water, and you 
shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will 
cleanse you from all your idols. And 1 will give 
you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you : 
and I will take away the stony heart out of your 
flesh, and will give you a heart of flesh. And I will 
put my spirit in the midst of you, and I will cause 



IV. WEEK OF LENT. 197 

you to walk in my. commandments, and to keep my 
judgments, and do'them. And you shall dwell in 
the land which 1 gave to your fathers, and yon shall 
be my people, and I will be your God, with the 
Abnightj. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxiii. Come my children, and 
hear me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 
V. Come near him, and be enlightened, and your 
face shall ipot be covered with shame 

II. COLLECT, prffsta. Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Almighty God, that the devotion, which 
makes us punish ourselves by this yearly fast, may 
also make us rejoice: to the end that, suppressing 
in ourselves all earthly affections, w ? e may more 
easily receive thy heavenly inspirations. Thro*. 

II' LESSON. h.\. 1 6, iq.Thus sail h the Lord 
God: Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the 
evil of your devices from my eyes: cease to do per- 
versely," learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve 
the oppressed, jud^e for the fatherless, defend the 
widow. And then come, and accuse me, saith the 
Lord: if your sins be as the scarlet, they shall be 
made ns white- as snow : and if they be red as crim- 
son, they shall be white as wool. If you be willing, 
and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good 
things of the land, saith the Lord Akntghty. 

GRAL). Ps. xxxii Blessed is the nation that 
hath the Lord for its God, and blessed is the people 
the Lord hath chosen tor their inheritance. V. By the 
word of the Lord were the heavens made, and by 
the brent h of his moulh all the hosts thereof. 
TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. p. nj. 
(>00PCU Jo/mix. I. 38.--^ that time: Jesus 
passing by. saw a man that was blind from his 
birth j and his disciples asked him: Rabbi, who 
hath sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should 
fee born blind ? Jesus answered : Neither hath this 
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198 WEDNESDAY IN THE 

man sinned, nor his parents, but that the works of 
God should be made manifest in him, 1 must work 
the works of him that sent me, whilst it is day: the 
night cometh when no man can work. As long as 
1 am in the world, I am the light of the world. 
When he had said these things, he spat on the 
ground, and made clay of the spittle, and spread 
the clay upon his eyes, and said to him : Go, wash 
in the pool ofSiloe, which is interpreted, Sent. He 
went his way therefore, and washed, and he came see. 
ing. The neighbours therefore, and they who had seen 
him before, that he was a beggar, said ; Is not this he 
that sat and begged ? Some 1 said, This is he. But 
others said : No, but he is like him. But he said : I 
am he. They said therefore to him: How were thine 
eyes opened? He answered: That man that is call- 
ed Jesus, made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and 
said to me: Go to the pool of Siioe, and wash. 
And I went, I washed, and I see. And they said 
to him: Where is he ? And he saith : I know not. 
They bring him that had been blind to the Phari- 
sees. Now it was the Sabbath, when Jesus made 
the clay, and opened his eyes. Again therefore the 
Pharisees asked him how he had received his sight. 
But he said to them: He put clay upon my eyes, 
and 1 washed, and I see Some therefore of the 
Pharisees said: this man is not of God who keep. 
eth not the Sabbath. Bur. others said: How can a 
man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there 
was a division among them. They say therefore to 
the blind man again: What sayest thou of him that 
hath opened thy eyes ? And he said : He is a pro- 
phet. The Jews then did not believe concerning 
him, that he had been blind, and had received his 
iight, until they called the parents of him that had 
received his sight, and asked them, saying: Is this 
your son, who you say was born blind ? How then 
doth he no, v see? His parents answered them, and. 



IV. WEEK OF LENT. 199 

said: We know that this is OUT son, and that lie was 
born blind ; bit how he now seeth we know not : 
or who hath opened his eyes we know not: ask 
himself; he is of age, let him speak for himself. 
These things his parents said, because they feared 
the Jews : for the Jews had already agreed among 
themselves, that if any man should confess him to 
be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 
Therefore did his parents say : He is of age, ask 
him. They therefore called the man again that had 
been blind, and said to him : Give glory to God, 
We know that this man is a sinner. He said then to 
them; If he he, a sinner, I know not: one thing I 
know, that whereas I was blind, now I see. Then 
they said to him: What did he to thee ? How did 
he open thy eyes? He answered them : I have told 
you- already, and you have heard: why would you 
hear it again : will you also become his disciples? 
They reviled him, therefore, and said: Bethouhis 
<ii?ciple ; but we are the disciples of Moses. We 
know that God spoke to Moses : but as to this man, 
we know not from whence he is. The man an- 
swered, and said to them : Why, herein is a wonder- 
ful thing, that you know not from whence he is, and 
he hath opened my eyes. Now we know that 
God doth not hear sinners; but if a man be a server 
of God, and doth his will, him he heareth. From 
the beginning of the world it hath not been hearl, 
that any man hath opened the eyes of one born 
blind. Unless this man were of God, he could not 
do any thing. They answered and said to him: 
Thou was wholly born in sius, and dost thou teach 
us? And they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had 
cast.him out; and when he had found him, he said 
to him : Dost thou believe in the Son of God ? He 
answered, and said; Who is he, Lord, that 1 may 
believe in him ? And Jesus said to him : Thou hast 
both seen him : and it is he that talks th. with 



100 THURSDAY IN THE 

And he said: I believe, Lord. And falling down, 
he ndored him. 

OFFERT. P$. Ixv. O ye Gentiles, bless the 
Lord our God, and make heard the voice of his 
praise : who 'hath preserved my life, and hath not 
permitted my feet to slip. Blessed is the Lord, who 
liath not rejected my prayer, nor turned aside his 
rnery from me. 

SECRET. We humbly beseech thee, O Al- 
mighty God, that our sins may be cleansed away by 
this sacrifice : because then thou wilt bestow on 
\]$ tn.;e health both of body and soul. Thro'. 

COMM. John ix. The Lord made c;ay of spittle, 
and anointed my eyes: and i went and washed and 
saw, and believed in God. 

P. COMM. Sacrament a May the mysteries, O 
Lord our God, which we have received, both feed 
our souls and protect our bodies. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Patent May the ears of thy mercy, 
O Lord, be opened to the prayers of thy servants: 
and in order to obtain the effect of our petitions, 
grant we may ask what is pleasing to thee. Thro'. 

THURSDAY. 

JNTROIT. Ps, civ. Let the hearts of those 
who seek the Lord be glad : seek the Lord, and be 
stren.thened : always seek his presence. Ps. Praise 
the Lord, and call ou his name: publifh his works 
amonnj the Gentiles. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Pr&sta, (juaaumus. * Grant, we 
beseech thee, O Almighty God, that the devotion, 
\vhich makes us punish ourselves by this yearly fast, 
may also make us rejoice: to the end that, suppress- 
ing in ourselves all earthly affections, we may more 
easily receive thy heavenly inspirations. Thro'. 

LESSON. 4 Kings iv. 25. 38. In those days ; 
A Suinauitess came to Eliseus on mount Carmel: 



JV. \VEK 01* LENT. 20t 

and when the man of God saw her coming towards 
him, he ?aid to Gie/i Ins servant : Behold that 
Sunamitess. Go- therefore to her, and say to her: 
Is all well with the*-, and with thy husband, and 
with thy son ? And she answered : Well. And 
when she came to the man of God to the mount, 
she caught hold on his feet : and Giezi came to re- 
move her. And the man of God said: Let her 
alone, for her soul is in anguish, and the Lord hath 
hid it from me, and hath not told me. And she 
said to him : Did I ask a sen of my Lord ? Did I 
not say to thee: Do not deceive me ? Then he said 
to Giezi: Gird up thy loins, and take up my staff in 
thy hand, and go. If any man meet thee, salute 
him not: and if any man salute thee, answer him 
not: and lay my staff upon the face of the child. 
But the mother of the child said ; As the Lord 
liveth, and as my soul liveth, I will not leave 
thee. He arose, therefore, and followed her. 
But Giezi was gone before, and laid the staff 
upon the face of the child, and there was no 
voice or sense; and he returned to meet him, 
and told him, saying: The child is not risen. Eli- 
sens therefore went into the house, and behold the 
child lay dead on his bed. And going in he shut the 
door upon him, and upon the 'child, and prayed to 
the Lord. And he went up, and lay upon the 
child: and he put his mouth upon his mouth, and 
his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his 
hands: and he bowed himself upon him, and the 
child's flesh grew v arm. Then he returned and 
walked in the house, once to and fro 5 and he went 
up and lay upon him; and the child gaped seven 
times, and opened his eyes. And he called Giezi, 
and said to him: Call this Sunamitess. And she 
being called went in to him. And he said: Take 
up thy son. She came and fell at his feet, aud 



202 THURSDAY IN THE 

worshipped on the ground, and took up her son , 
and went out, And Eliseus returned to Galgal. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxiii. Look down, O Lord, on 
thy covenant, snd forget not for ever the souls of 
thy poor servants. F. Arise, O Lord, judge thy 
cause: remember the reproaches that are cast on 
thy servants. 

(BOjSpejL Luke vii. IT. 16.^ that time: 
Jesus went into a city called Nairn; and there went 
with him his disciples, and a great multitude. And 
when he came nigh to the city, behold a dead man 
was carried out, the only son of his mother; and 
she was a widow : and much people of the city were 
with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had 
compassion on her, and said to her: Weep not. 
And lie came near and touched the bier. And they 
ihat carried it, stood still. And he said : Young 
man, 1 say to thee, arise And he that was dead, 
sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him 
to his mother. And there came a fear on them all : 
and they glorified God, saying : A great prophet 
is risen up amongst us, and God hath visited his 
people. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixix Lord, make haste to help 
me: let all be put to shame, who design evil to thy 
servants. 

SECRET. Purify us, O merciful God, that the 
prayers of thy Church, which are pleasing to ihee, 
being accorrpanied with these offerings, may be- 
come more so by the purity of our minds. Thro*. 

COMM. Ps. Ixx, Thy justice alone, O Lord, I 
will remember; thou, O God, hast instructed me 
from my youth ; abandon me not, O God, in my 
old and decrepit age. 

P. COMM. Calestia. Let us not, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, receive, to our judgment, these h-a- 
venly gifts, which thou hast prepared as a remedy 
for tky faithful. Thro 1 . 



IV. WEEK OF LENT. *<>3 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER Pqw/i...-O.Go4, the author and go- 
vernor of thy people, deliver them from the sins, by 
which they are assaulted, that they may be always 
well pleasing in thy sight, and safe ruder thy pro- 
tection. Thro*. 

FRIDAY. 

1NTRO1T. P&-. xviii. Thou always seest the 
designs of my heart; thou, O Lord, art my helper 
and my deliverer. Ps. The heavens publish the 
glory of God, and the firmament declareih the work 
of his hnnds. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Dtut 9.- O God, who by thy 
ineffable mysteries givest new life to the world ; 
grant, we beset -ch thee, that thy Church may ad- 
vance in the observance of thy eternal precepts, 
and never be destitute of thy temporal assistance. 
Thro'. 

LESSON. 3 Kings xvii. 17.24. In those du>n : 
The son of the woman, the mistress of the house, 
fell sick, and the sickness was very grievous, so that 
there was no breath left in him. And she said to 
Klias: what have I to do with thee, thou man 
of God? Art thou come to me, that my ini- 
quities should be remembered, and that thon 
shouldst kill my son ? And Elias said to her: Give 
methvson. And he took him out of her bosom, 
and carried him into the upper chamber where he 
abode, and laid him upon his own bed. And he 
cried to the Lord and said : O Lord, my God, hast 
thou afrlicted also the widow, with whom I am 
after a sort maintained, so as to kill her son ? And 
he stretched, and measured himself upon the child 
three times, and cried to the Lord and said: O 
Lord my God, let the soul of this child, I beseech 
tl\"<-, return into hh body. And the Lord heard 
the voice of Elias: and the soul of the child n . 



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ed into him, and he revived. And Ellas took the 
child, and brought him down from the upper cham- 
ber to the house below, and delivered him to his 
mother, and iid to her. Behold thy son liveth. And 
the woman said to Elias: Now, by this I know 
thou art a man of God, and the word of the Lord 
in thy mouth is true. 

GRAD. Ps cxvii It is better to trust in the 
Lord, than to trust in man. V. It is better to hope 
in the Lord, than to hope in princes* 

TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. p. 117. 
C500pCU John xi. i. 45. ^t that time: 
There was a certain man sick named Lazarus, of 
Bethania, of the town of Mary, and of Martha her 
sister. (And Mary was she that anointed the Lord 
with ointment, and wiped his feet- with her hair, 
\vhose brother Lazarus was sick ) Mis sisters there*- 
fore sent to torn, saying: Lord, behold, he whom 
thou lovestissick. And Jesus hearing it, said to them : 
This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of 
God; that the Son of God may be glorified by it. 
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister Marv, and 
Lazarus, When he had heard therefore that he was 
sick, he still remained in the same place two days. 
Then after that he said to his disciples : Let us go 
into Judea again. The disciples say to him ; 
Rabbi, the Jews but now sought to stone thee, and 
goest thou thither again ? Jesus answered ; Are there 
not twelve hours of the day ? If a man walk in the 
day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of 
this world ; but if he walk in the night he stumbleth, 
because the liaht is not in him. These things he 
said; and after that he said to them: Lazarus our 
friend sleepeth ; but I go that ! may awake him. His 
disciples therefore said Lord, if he sleep he shall 
do well. But Jesus spoke of his death, and they 
thought that he spoke of the repose of sleep Then 
therefore J.sus said to them plainly i Lazarus is 



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dead ; and I am glad for your sakes, that I was 
not there, that you may believe : but let us go to 
him Then Thomas, who is called Didymus, said 
to his fellow disciples : Let us also go, that we may 
die with him. So Jesus cam'-, and found that he 
had heen four days already in the grave. (Now 
Bethania was near Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs 
off.) And many of the Jews were come to Martha 
and Mary, to comfort them concerning their bro- 
ther. Martha therefore, as soon as she heard that 
Jesus was come, went to meet him ; but Mary sat 
at home. And Martha said to Jesus; Lord, ifthou 
hadst been here, my brother had not died ; but now 
also I know, that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, 
God will give it thee. Jesus saith to her: Thy bro 
ther shall rise again. Martha saith to him : I know 
that he shall ris-e again in the resurrection at the last 
day. Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and 
the life; he that believeth in me, although he be 
dead, shall live : and every one that liveth, and be- 
lieveth in me, shall not die for ever. Believest 
thou this? She saith to him: Yea, Lord, J have 
believed that thou art Christ, the Son of the living 
God, who art come into this world. And when 
she had said these things, she went, and called her 
sister Mary secretly, saving: The Master is come, 
and calleth for thee. She, as soon as she heard this, 
riseth quickly, and cometh to him: for Jesus was 
not yet come into the town ; but he was still in that 
p-lace where Martha had met him. The Jews 
therefore, who were with her in the house, and 
comforted her, when they saw Mary that she rose 
up speedily, and went out, followed her, saving 
She goeth to the grave, to weep there. When Mary 
therefore wa? come where Jesus vas, seeing him, 
she fell down at his feet, and saith to him; Lord, if 
tho'i hadst been here, my brother had not died. 
\\ hen Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the 
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2o6 FRIDAY IN THE IV. WEEK, &C. 

Jews that were come with her, weeping, he groan- 
ecl ia the spirit, and troubled himself. And said: 
Where have you laid him ? They say to him: Lord, 
come and see.* And Jesus wept. The Jews there- 
fore said : Behold how he loved him. But some of 
them said: Could not he, that opened the eyes of 
the man born blind, have caused that this man 
should not die ? Jesus therefore again groaning ii 
himself, cometh to the sepulchre: now it was a 
cave, and a stone was laid over it. Jesus saith : 
Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of hirrj^ 
that was dead, saith to him : Lord, by this tirne he 
stinketh, for he is now there four days. Jesus saith to 
her : Did not I say to ihee, that if thou wilt believe, 
thoushaltsee the glory of God? They took there, 
fore the stone away : and Jesus lifting up his eyes, 
said: Father, I give thee thanks that thou hast 
heard me. And I know that thou nearest me al- 
ways, but because of the peopl^ who stand about 
have I said it, that they may believe that thou hast 
sent me. When he had said these things, he cried 
with a loud voice : Lazarus, come forth. And 
presently he that had been dead came forth, 
bound feet and hands with winding bands, and his 
face was IK> and about with a napkin. Jesus said to 
them : Loose him and let him go. Many there, 
fore of the Jews, who were come to Mary and Mar- 
tha, and had seen the things that Jesus did, believed 
in htm. 

OFFERT. P*. xvii. Thou, O Lord, wilt save 
thy people in distress, and thou wilt humble the 
eyes of the proud: for who is God, besides thee, O 
Lord? 

SECRET. May these offerings, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, purify us, and always render thee 
propitious. Thro*. 

COMM, John xi.---The Lord seeing the sisters 
4f Lazarus weeping at tha grave, wept before the 



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Jews, and cried out: Lazarus, ctome forth. And he 
who had been dead four du)s, tame forth bound 
hands and feet. 

P. COMM. line. May the receiving of this 
sacrament, \ve beseech thee, O Lord, ever tree 
us from our sins, and protect us trom all adversity. 
Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bo\v do\\ n your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Uu nubis. Grant, \ve beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we, \\ ho are sensible of our 
oun weakness, and confide in thy power, may al- 
ways rejoice in the effects, of thy goodness. Thro'. 

SATURDAY. 

INTRO1T. Ps. liv. You that are thirsty, come 
to the waters, saith the Lord : and you that have no 
money, come and drink with joy. 1's. Ixxvii My 
people be attentive to my law : hearken to the words 
of my mouth. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Fiat tiuimne. Grant us, O Lord, 
we beseech thee, an increase ot devotion : for theu 
only will our fasts avail us, when they are well 
pleasing to thy goodness. Thro'. 

LESSON. Isuias xhx. 8, 15 Thus saith the 

Lord: In an accceptable timel have heard thee, and 
in the day of salvation i have helped thee : and 1 
have preserved thee, and given thee to be a cove 
nant of the people, that tliou mightest raise up the 
earth, and posses^ the inheritances that were de- 
stroyed : thut tliou mightest say to them that are 
bound; Come forth : and to them that are in dark- 
ms!>; Siiew yourselves. They shall feed in the 
ways, and their pastures shall be. in every plain. 
They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the 
heat nor the sun strike them; for he that is merciful 
to them shall be their shepherd, and at the fountains 
ot waters he shall give them drink. And 1 will 
make all my mountains a way, and my paths shall 
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208 SATURDAY IN THE IV. WEEK, &TC. 

be exalted. Behold these shall come from afar, and 
behold these from the north and from the sea, and 
these from the south country. Give praise, O ye 
heavens, and Tejoice, O earth, ye mountains give 
praise with jubilation, because the Lord hath com- 
forted his people, and will have mercy on his poor 
ones. And Sion said: The Lord hath forsaken me, 
and the Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman 
forget her infant, so as not to have pity on the son of 
her womb ? And if she should forget, yet will I not 
forget thee, saith the Lord Almighty. 

OR AD. Ps. ix. The poor man, O Lord, is left 
to thee: thou wilt be the protector of the orphan. 
V. Why art thou withdrawn so far from us, OLord? 
Dost tnou despise us in our necessities and afflic- 
tion ? When the wicked man is puffed up with 
pride, the poor man suftereth. 

Cf500pCl+ John viii. 12. 20. At that time: 
Jesus spoke to the multitude of the Jtzrs, saying; I am 
the light of the world ; he that followeth me, walk- 
eth not in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 
The Pharisees therefore said to him ; Thou givest 
testimony of thyself; thy testimony is not true. 
Jesus answered, and said to them : Although I give 
testimony of myself, my testimony is true; for I 
know whence I came, and whither f go: but you 
know not whence I come, or whither I go. You 
judge according to the flesh ; I judge not any man. 
And if I do judge, my judgment is true, because I 
am not alone j but 1 and the Father that sent me. 
And in your law it is written, that the testimony of 
two men is true. 1 am one that give testimony of 
myself; and the Father that sent me, giveth testU 
mony of me. They said therefore to him : Where 
is thy Father ? Jesus answered : Neither me do you 
know, nor my Father: if you did know me, you 
would know my Father also. These words Jesus 
spoke in the treasury, teaching in the ttmple : and 



PASSION SUNDAY. 20f 

no man laid hands on him, because his hour was 
not yt-t come. 

OFFERT. Ps. xvii. The Lord is my support, 
my refuse, and my deliverer: in him will 1 trust. 

'SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, with these our offerings ; and, in thy mercy, 
compel our will, even when it rebelleih, to submit 
to thee Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xxi. The Lord is my shepherd, 
and [ s'.^all be in want of nothing: he hath placed 
me in a plentiful pasture 5 he hath led me to a re- 
fresh in stream. 

P. COMM. Tua 7205. May thy sacred mysteries, 
O Lord, we beseech thee, purify us, and, by their 
efficacy, make us well pleasing to thee. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Deus gtti, O God, who chusest 
rather to shew mercy, than to be angry with those 
that hope in thee; grant we may worthily lament 
the evil we have committed, that so we may find the 
favour of thy comfort. Thro*. 

PASSION SUNDAY. 

^T^HE two last weeks of Lent are, in a particular man- 
JL ner, consecrated to the Passion of Jesus Ghiist. And 
altho' that upon which- we are now entering, be only a 
preparation to the following^ and the Church represents 
therein other objects to our thoughts, the passion of Christ 
is nevertheless often referred to, for wh'.ch reason this 
day is called PA*SION- >: U M> AY 

Psalm 7*/.v., as well as the Gloria Pair i, at the 
Introit, is omitted . and those vho have written on the 
Liturgy, assert this to be ^r.-eable to the ancient practice. 
They farther ia geoeral observe, that the particular cere- 
monies of these two last wcr-ks, but more especially of 
the three last days tu Lent, aie venerable remains 
ticii: usages. 



2IO PASSION SUNDAY. 

INTROIT. Ps. xlii. 

JUDGE me, O God, TUDICAme, Deus, et 

J and distinguish my ** discertie cuvsam meam 
cause fromthenationthat dc gente mm stmcta. Ab 
is not holy : deliver me huminc iniquo et doioso 
from the wicked and eripe me : quid, tu es 
deceitful man : for then Dcus meus, et fortitudo 
art my God and my mat. 
strength. Pi. Send-forth Ps. Emitte laccm tnam 

thy light and thy truth : ct r-criturem tuam : ipsa 
for they have conducted tnt ctcda.it. runt ct uddux- 
me, and hrought me to eruntin monton sanctum 
thy holy mountain, and tuum, et in tubernacu/a 
into thy tabernacle. tua. JuUtca me, $c. to 
Judge me, &c, Ps. 

Gloria Patria is omitted till Easter. 

COLLECT QtHttumus* Mercifully look down 
on thy people, we beseech thee, O Almighty 
God, that, by thy bounty and protection, they may 
be governed and guarded both in. body and soul. 
Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Heb. ix. n. 15. Brethren: Christ 
being come, an high priest of the good things to 
come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not 
made with hands, th'.it is, not of this creation : nei- 
ther by the blood of goats, or of calves, but by his 
own blood, entered once into the Holies, rmving 
obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of 
goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer being 
sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleans- 
ing of the flesh : how much more shall the- blood of 
Christ ^who thro' the Holy Ghost offered himself 
without spot to God) cleanse our conscience from 
dead works to serve the living God ? And there- 
fore he is the mediator of the new testament: that 
by means of his death, for the redemption of those 
transgressions which were under the former testa* 



PASSION SUNDAY. 21 r 

ment, they that are called may receive the promise 
of eternal inheritance. 

GRAD. Ps. cxlii. Deliver me, O Lord, from 
my enemies; ttach me to do thy will. Ps. xxvii* 
Thou, O Lord, art my deliverer from the enraged 
Gentiles : thou wilt put me out of the reach of 
those that assault me ; and thou wilt rescue me from 
the unrighteous man. 

TRACT* Ps. cxxviii. Strpe erpugnavcwnt me 
ajuvtnlutc mca. They have often attacked me from 
my very youth. V. Let Israel now say: They have 
often attacked me from my very youth. V. But 
they ne er could prevail against me: sinners have 
plowed up my back. V. They have a long time 
continued in their iniquity : but the Lord, who is 
just, will at last cut o*ff the heads of those sinful 
men. 

(I50#pl. John viii. 46. 59. At that iirne: Jesus 
said to the multitude of the Jews ; Which or' you 
shall convince me of sin? If I sav the truth to you, 
why do you not believe me ? He that is of God, 
heareth the words of God ; therefore you hear them 
not, because you are not of God. The Jews therefore 
answered, and said to him : Do not we say well that 
thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? Jesus an- 
swered ; I have not a devil ; but 1 honour my Fa 
ther, and you have dishonoured me. But I seek not 
my own glory ; there is one that seeketh and j;idg- 
fth. Amen, amen, I say to you: If any man keep 
my \vord, he shall not see death for ever. The 
Jews therefore said : Now we know that thou hast a 
devil. Abraham i> dead, and the prophets ; and 
thousayest: If any man keep my word, he shall 
not taste death for ever. Art thou greater than 
our Father Abraham, who is dead? and the pro. 
phets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself? 
Jesus answered ; If 1 glorify myself, my glory is no- 
thing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom 



212 MONDAY IN PASSION WEEK. 

you say that be is your God. And yon have not 
known him, but I know him. And if I should lay 
that 1 know him not, I should be like to you, a liar. 
But I know him, and keep his word. Abra- 
ham your father rejoiced that he might see my day : 
he saw it, and was glad. The Jews then said to 
him ; Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou. 
seen Abraham? Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, 
I say to you, before Abraham was made, 1 am. 
Then they took up stones to cast at him. But Jesus 
hid himself, and went out of the temple. 

OFFERT. Ps. xcviii I will praise thee, O 

Lord, with my whole heart: reward thy servant : I 
shall live, and keep thy commandments ; save my 
life, according to thy word, O Lord. 

SECRET. May these offerings, O Lord, both 
loosen the bonds of our wickedness, and obtain for 
us the gifts of thy mercy. Thro'. 

Preface. * Qui salulem humani generis, p xxx. 

CO MM, This is the body which shall be deli- 
vered up for you; this is the cup of the new covenant 
in my blood, saith the Lord. As often as you re 
ceive them, do it in remembrance of me. 

P. COMM. AdestQ.~$elp us O Lord our God, 
and for ever protect those whom thou hast refreshed 
with thy sacred mysteries. Thro'. 

MONDAY. 
INTRO1T. Ps. lv. Have mercy on me, O Lord, 

for man hath trodden me under foot ; he hath as- 
saulted and persecuted me the whole day long. PS. 
My enemies have trampled me under foot the whole 
day long: and the number of those that assault rue 
is verv great. Have mercy, &c. to Ps. 

COLLECT. Sanc*j#;0.~-?Sanctify, O Lord, we 
beseech tht'p, our fusts, and mercifully grant U3 the 
pardon of all our sins. Thro'. 

LESSON. Jvnas iii. i. lo. In those dans: The 



MONflAY IN PASSION WE2K. 213 

word of the Lord came to Jonas the second time, 
saying: Arise, and go to ISinive the great city ; and 
preach in it the \ reaching that I bid thee. And 
Jonas arose, and went to Ninive according to the 
word of the Lord : now Ninive was a great city of 
three days journey. And Jonas bean to entt-r into 
the city one day's journey : and he cried and said : 
Yet forty days and Ninive shall be destroyed. And 
the men of Ninive believed in God : and they pro- 
claimed a fast, and put on sackcloth from the great- 
est to the least. And the word carne to the King 
of Ninive; and he rose up out of his throne, and 
cast away his robe from him, and was cloathed with 
sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be 
proclaimed and published inlSinive from the mouth 
of the king and of his princes, saying: Let neither 
men nor beasts, oxen nor sheep, taste any thing ; 
let them not feed, nor drink water. And let men 
and beasts be covered with sackcloth, and cry to the 
Lord with all their strength, and let them turn every 
one from his evil way, and from the iniquity that 
is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn, 
and forgive: and will turn away fiom his fierce 
anger, and we shall not perish > And God saw their 
works, that they were turned from their evil way: 
and the Lord our God had mercy on the people. 

GRAD. Ps. liii. -O God, hear my prayer, and 
hearken to the words of my mouth. V. Save me, 
O God, by thy name, and rescue me by thy might. 

TRACT, Ps. cii. Deal not, &c. p. 117. 
^ (BOtfptU John vii. 32. 39.^ that time: 
The rulrrs and Pharisees sent ministers to appre- 
hend Jesus. Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a 
little while I am with vou : and then 1 go to him 
that sent me. You shall seek me, and shall not iind 
me: and where I am, thither you cannot come. 
The Jews therefore, said among themselves ; Whi- 



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ther will he go, that we shall not find him ? will he 
go to the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach 
the Gentiles ? What is this saying that he hath said : 
You shall seek me, and shall not find me ; and 
\vhere 1 am you cannot come ? And on the last 
and great day of the festival, Jesus stood and cried, 
saying: if any man thirst, let him come to me, and 
drink. He that believeth in me, as the scripture 
saith, "Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living 
water," Now this he said of the Spirit which they 
should receive who believed in him, 

OFFERT. Ps. vi. Turn to me, O Lord, and 
rescue my soul : save me tor thy mercy's sake. 

SECRET. Grant us, O Lord our God, that the 
sacrifice of our salvation may both cleanse us from 
our sins, and appease thy Majesty* Thro*. 

COMM. Ps. xxiii The Lord of armies is him- 
self the King of Glory. 

P. COMM. Sacrawenti. May the participation, 
O Lord, we beseech thee, of this saving sacrifice 
both cleanse us, and heal us. Thro'. 

L(t s pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Da qiucsumux. Grant, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, to thy people health both of body 
and mind, that being constant in the practice of 
good works, they may always be safe under thy 
protection. Thro'. 

TUESDAY. 

INTROIT. Ps. xxvu Wait for the Lord, act 
manfully, let thy heart be comforted, and wait for 
the Lord. Ps. The Lord is my lighi and my salva- 
tion, whom shall I fear ? 

COLLECT. Rostra.--. May our fast, O Lord, 
We beseech thee, be acceptable to thee, and, having 
purified us from sin, make us worthy of thy grace, 
and procure us everlasting remedies. Thro'. 



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LESSON. Dan. xiv. 27 42.-- In those days : The 
people of Babylon gathered together against the 
king, and said to him : Deliver up to us Daniel, 
who hath destroyed Bel, and killed the Dragon, 
otherwise we will destroy thee and thy family,; 
And the king saw that tbey pressed upon him vio- 
lently : and being constrained by necessity, he de- 
livered Daniel to them* And they cast him into the 
den of lions, and he was there six davs. And in the 
den there were se eti lions, and they had given to 
them two carcases every day, and two sheep: but then 
they were not given unto them, to the intent that they 
might devour Daniel. Now there was in Jt: 
prophet named Habacuc, and he had boiled pot- 
tage, and had broken bread in a bowl ; and was 
gorcg into the field to carry it to the reapers. And 
the angel of" the Lord said to Habacuc : Carry the 
dinner which thou hast, into Babylon to Daniel, 
who is in the lions den. And Habacuc said: Lord, 
I never saw Babylon, nor do 1 know the den. And 
the angel of the Lord took him by the top of his 
head, and carried him by the hair of his head, and 
set him in Babylon over the den in the force of his 
spirit. And Habacuc cried, saying: O Daniel, 
thou servant of God, take the dinner that God hath 
sent th.'H. And Daniel said: Thou hast remem- 
bered me, O God, and thou hast not forsaken 
them that love thee And Daniel arose and ate. 
And the angel of the Lord presently set Habacuc 
again in his own place. And upon the seyenth 
day the king came to bewail Daniel : and he came 
to the den, and looked in, and behold Daniel was 
sitting in the midst of the lions. And the !:ing 
cried out with a loud voice, saying: Great art thou, 
O Lord, the God of Daniel. And lied few him out 
of the lions den. But those that had been the cause 
of his destruction, he cast into the den, and they 
\vere devoured in a moment before him. Then the 



216 TUESDAY IN 

king said : Let all the inhabitants of the whole earth 
fear the God of Daniel ; for he is the Saviour, work- 
ing signs and. wonders in the earth; who hath deli, 
vered Daniel oat of the lions den. 

GRAD. PS. xlii. Judge my cause, O Lord, and 
deliver me from the wicked and deceitful man. V 
Send forth thy light and thy truth ; for they have led 
me on and brought me up to thy holy mount. 

CB00p0U John vii. i. 13, At thai time: Jesus 
walked in Galilee*, for he would not walk in Judea : 
because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jews 
feast of tabernacles was at hand. And his brethren 
said to him : Depart from hence, and into Judea; 
that thy disciples also may see thy works which thon 
dost. For there is no man that doth any thing in 
secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly ; 
If thou do these things manifest thyself to the world. 
For neither did his brethren believe in him. Then 
Jesus said to them: My time is not yet come; but 
your time is always ready. The world cannot hate 
you ; but me it hateth : because L give testimony of 
it, that the works thereof are evil. Go you up to 
this festival day, but I go not up to this festival day : 
because my time is not fully come. When he had 
said these things, he himself staid in Galilee. But 
after his brethren were gone up, then he also went 
up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 
The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day, 
and said : Where is he ? And there was much mur- 
muring among the multitude concerning him. For 
some said : Be is a good man. And others said : 
No, but he seduceth the people. Yet no man 
spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews. 

OFFERT. Ps. ix. Let all, who know thy name, 
O Lord, hope in thee ; for thon forsakest not .those 
who seek thee. Sing to the Lord, who dvvelleth on 
Sion, for he hath not forgot the prayer of the poor. 



PASSION-WEEK. 2i; 

SECRET. The sacrifices we beg to he offered 
to thee, O Lord, are such tokens of temporal com- 
fort, that we cannot despair of thy eternal promises. 

COMM. Ps. xxiv. Deiiver'me, O God of Israel, 
from all my distress. 

P. COMM. Da nobis. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that as we daily celebrate these 
divine mysteries, we may be made worthy of ihe 
rewards of heaven. Thro'. 

Let us pray, Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Da nobis. Grant us, O Lord, we be- 
seech thee, perseverance in thy service; that in our 
days thy faithful may increase both in number and 
goodness. Thro*. 

WEDNESDAY. 

1NTROIT. Ps. xvii. O my deliverer from the 
angry Gentile.% ihou wilt place me oiu of the reach 
or those that assault me: thou, O Lord, wilt rescue 
me from the unrighteous man. IV. I will love thee, 
O Lord, my strength: the Lord is my support, my 
refuge, and my deliverer. 

COLLECT. Sanc/i/Jca(o....finlighte^ O God of 
mercy, the hearts of thy people by means of this holy 
tastj and since all our devotion is the effect of thy 
bounty, mercifully hear the petitions we make. Thro', 

LKSSON. Lev. xix. 10. 19. In those days: The 
Lord spake to Moses, saying; Speak to all the as- 
sembly of the children of Israel, and thou shalt say 
to them: I am the Lord your God. You shall not 
sieal. You shall not lie; neither shall any man de- 
ceive his neighbour. Thou shalt not swear falsely 
by my name, nor profane the name of thy God. I 
am the Lord. Thou shalt not calumniate thy neigh- 
bour, nor oppress him by violence. The wages of 
him that \r.\> been hired by t'ue shitll not abide with 
thee until the morning. Thou sluut not speak, evil 
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of the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the 
blind j but thou shnlt fear the Lord thy God, because 
I am the Lord. Thou shalt not do that which is 
unjust, nor judge unjustly. Respect not the person 
of the poor, nor honour the countenance of the 
mighty. But judge thy neighbour according to jus- 
tice. Thou shalt not be a detracter nor a whisperer 
among the people. Thou shalt not stand against the 
blood of thy neighbour. I am the Lord. Thou 
shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart, but reprove 
him openly, lest thou incur sin through him. Seek 
not revenge, nor be mindful of the injury of thy citi- 
zens. Thou shalt love thy friend as thyself. ' I am 
the Lord. Keep ye my la\vs >% /br I am the Lord your 
God. 

GRAD. Ps. xxix. I will praise thee, O Lord, be- 
cause thou hast upholden me ; and hast not let my 
enemies rejoice over me. F", O Lord my God, I 
have cried out to thee, and thou hast healed mej 
thou, O Lord, hath rescued my soul from hell, and 
hast saved me from the number of those that are 
gone down into the pit, 

TRACT. Ps. cii.Deal not, &c. p. 117. 

(BOgpeU John x. 22.38.^ that time-. It 
was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem ; and 
it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in 
Solomon's porch, the Jews therefore came round 
about him, and said to him : How long dost thou 
hold our souls in suspense ? if thou be the Christ tell 
us plainly. Jesus answered them: 1 speak to you, 
and you believe not; the works that I do in the 
name of my Father, they give testimony of me : but 
you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. 
My sheep hear my voice: and I know them, and 
they follow me; and I give them eternal life; and 
they shall not perish for ever, and no man shall 
s-natch them out of my hand. That which my Fa- 
ther hath given me, is greater 'han all: and no one 



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can snatch them out of the hand of my Father. I 
and the Father are one. The Jews then took up 
stones to stone him. Jesus answered them ; Many 
good works 1 have shewed you from my Father; for 
winch of those works do you stone me? The Jews 
answered him : For a good work we stone thee not, 
but for blasphemy : and because that thou being a 
man makest thyself God. Jesus answered them : Is 
it not written in your law ; I said, you arc Gods V If 
he called them gods, to whom the word of God 
was spoken, and the scripture cannot be broken ; 
do you say, of him, whom the Father hath sanctified 
and sent into the world; Thou blasphemest; be- 
cause i said, 1 am the Son of God ? If I do not the 
works ot my Father, believe me not. But if I do : 
though you will not believe me, believe the works, 
that you may know and belitve that the Father is in 
me, and 1 in the Father. 

OFFERT. Ps. Iviii. Deliver me, O my Goc?, 
from my enemies; and rescue me, O Lord, from 
those that rise up against me. 

SECRET. Grant, O merciful God, that we may 
offer thee, with a sincere heart, this sacrifice of pro- 
pitiation and praise. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xxv. 1 will wash my hands with 
the innocent, and go round thy altar, O Lord, that 
I may hear the voice of thy praise, and publish all 
thy wonderful works. 

P. COMM. Calt'stis. Having received thy hea- 
venly gift, we humbly beseech thee, O Almighty 
God, that it may produce in us the effect of the sa- 
crament, and procure our salvation. Thro*. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Adcsto. Hear our prayers and en- 
treaties, O Almighty God, and grant that those to 
whom thou givest hopes of thy mercy, may experi- 
ence the effects of thy usual clemency. Thro*. 
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[ 220 J 

THURSDAY. 

1NTROTT. Dan. iii.~ All thou hast done for us, 
O Lord, thou bast done with great justice ; because 
we have sinned against thee, and have not obeyed 
thy commandments: but do thou make thy name 
glorious, and deal with us according to the multitude 
of thy mercies. Ps. cxviii. Blessed are the unde- 
filed in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. 

COLLECT. Prasta. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty Gotl, that the dignity of humau nature, 
which hath been wounded by excess, may be cured 
by the practice of healing temperance. Thro*. 

LESSON. D/w.iii 3445. In those days ; Aza- 
rias prayed to the Lord, saying: Deliver us not up 
for ever, we beseech thee, for thy name's sake, and 
abolish not thy covenant; and take not away thy 
mercy from us for the sake of Abraham thy beloved, 
and Isaac thy servant, and Israel thy holy one: to 
whom thou hast spoken, promising that thou wouldst 
multiply their seed as the stars of heaven, and as the 
sand thai is on the sea shore. For we, O Lord, are 
diminished more than any nation, and are brought 
low in all the earth this day for our sins. Neither is 
there at this time prince, or leader, or prophet, or 
holocaust, or sacrifice, or oblation, or incense, or 
place of first-fruits before thee. That we may find 
thy mercy : nevertheless in a contrite heart and hum- 
ble spirit let us be accepted. As in holocausts of 
rams, and bullocks, and as in thousands of fat lambs: 
so let our sacrifice be made in thy sight this day, 
that it may please thee: for there is no confusion to 
them that trust in thee. And now we follow thee 
with all our heart, and we fear thee, and seek thy 
face. Put us not to confusion, but deal with us ac- 
cording to thy meekness, and according to the multi- 
tude of thy mercies. And deliver us according to 
thy wonderful works, and give glory to thy name, O 



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Lord: and let all them be confounded that shew 
evils to thy servants, let them be confounded in all 
thy might, and let their strength be broken: and let 
them know that thou art the Lord, the only God, 
and glorious over all the world. O Lord our God. 

GRAD. Ps* xciv. Take your sacrifices and enter 
his courts; adore the Lord in his sanctuary. V. Ps. 
xxviii. The Lord will open the thick woods; and 
all shall publish his glory in his temple. 

(0P0p0l* Luke. vii. 36. 50. At that time: 
One of the Pharisees desired him to eat with him. 
And he went into the house of ihe Pharisee, and at 
down to meat. And behold a woman in the city 
that was a sinner, when she knew that he sat at 
meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster 
box of ointment: and standing bthmd at his feet, 
she began to wash his teet with tears, and wiped 
them with the hairs of h<T head, and kissed his feet, 
and anointed them with the ointment. And the 
Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spoke with- 
ia himself saying: This man, if he were a prophet, 
Would know' surely who and what manner of wo. 
man this is that touched him, that he is a sinner. 
And Jesus answering, said to him, Simon, I have 
somewhat to say to tliee. But he said ; Master, say 
it. A certain creditor had two debtors, the one 
owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And 
whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave 
them both. Which therefore of the two loveth him 
most ? Simon answering, said : I suppose that he 
to v horn he forgave most. And he said to him: 
Thou hast judged rightly. And turning to the wo- 
man, he said to Simon : Dost thou see this woman ? 
I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no wa- 
ter tor my feet; but she hath wasneu my feet wnh 
tears, and wiped them with her hairs. Thou gavest 
me no kiss; but she, since she came in, hath not 
ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou 
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3** FRIDAY IN 

did not anoint; but she with ointment hath anoint, 
ed my feet. \Vherefore I say to thee ; Many sina 
are forgiven her, tor she hath loved much. But to 
\\hom less is /orgiven, he loveth less. And he said 
to her; Thy sins are forgiven thee. And they that 
sat at meat with him began to say within themselves; 
\Vho is this that forgiveth sins also ? And he said to 
the woman; Thy faith hath made the safe, go in 
peace. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxxxvi. Near the rivers of Baby. 
Ion we sat down and wept, whilst we remembered 
thee, O Sion. 

SECRET. O Lord our God, who hast appointed 
the offerings to be consecrated to thee, to consist 
chiefly of those creatures, which tho'u createdst for 
the support of our weakness: grant, we beseech thee, 
that they may be to us both a help in this life, and a 
sacrament to procure us that which is eternal. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. cxviii. Remember, O Lord, the 
promise thou madest to thy servant, by which thou 
gavest me hope; it is that which hath comforted me 
in my distress. 

P. COMM. Quod. Grant, O Lord, that what we 
have received with our mouths we may also take 
with a pure mind: and that, of a temporary gift, it 
ma) become to us an eternal remedy. Thro'. 

Le< ns ]>ray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Esto. Be propitious, O Lord, we 
hestech thee, to thy people: that, forsaking what 
displeaseth hee, they may find comfort in keeping 
thy law. Tl if o.- 
FRIDAY. 

INTRO IT. Ps. xxx, Have mercy on me, O 
Lord, /or I arn in distress: deliver me and rescue me 
from the. hands of my enemies, and my pursuers : 
Lord, let me never be put to shame, since I have 
called on thee. PJ. In thee, O Lord, have 1 hoped : 



IN PASSION WEEK. 213 

never let rae be put to shame: deliver me according 
to thy justice. 

COLLECT. Cordibus. Mercifully, O Lord, 
we beseech thee, pour forth thy grace into our hearts ; 
that repressing our sins by voluntary mortifications, 
we may rather suffer for them in this life, than be 
condemned to eternal torments for them in the nrxt. 
Thro'. 

LESSON. Jer. xvii. 13. 8.- In those days : Jere- 
mias said-. O Lord, the hope of Israel: all that for- 
sake thee shall be confounded: they that depari 
from thee, shall be written in the earth; because 
they have forsaken the Lord, the vein ofliving wa- 
ters. Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed : save 
me, and I shall be saved ; for thou art my praise. 
Behold they say to me; Where is the word of the 
Lord? let it come. And I am not troubled, fol- 
lowing thee for my pastor, and I have not desired 
the day of man, thou knowest it. That which went 
ont of my lips, hath been right in thy sight. Be 
not thou a terror unto me, thou art my hope in the 
day of affliction. Let them be confounded that per- 
secute me, and let not me be confounded : let them 
be afraid, and let me not be afraid ; bring upon them 
the day of affliction, and with a double destruction, 
destroy them, Lord our God. 

GRAI). Pf. xxiv. My enemies spoke peaceably 
tome; but in their anger they were troublesome to 
me. V. Thou hast seen it, O Lord, be not silent ; 
abandon not me. 

TRACT. Pa. cii. Deal not, &c. /MI 7. 

(!600pCU John xi. 47. 54. Al that time ; 
The chief priests and Pharisees assembled in council 
against Jesus, and said : What do we, for this man 
doth many miracles? If we let him alone so, all 
men will believe in him: and the Romans will 
come, and take away our place and nation. But 
one of them named Caiphas, being the high-priest 



224 FRIDAY IN 

that year, said to them: You know nothing at all, 
neither do you consider that it is expedient for you 
that one man should die fur the people, and that 
the whole nation perish not. And this he spoke 
not jf himself: but being the high priest that year, 
he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation j 
and not only for the nation, but to gather in one 
the children of God, that were dispersed. From 
that day therefore they devised to put him to death. 
Wherefore Jesus walked no more openly among the 
Jews, but he went unto a country near the desart, 
unto a city that is called Ephrem, and there he abode 
with his disciples, 

OFFERT. P*. cxviii. Blessed art thou, O Lord, 
teach me thy law ; and deliver me not up to the 
proud ones who calumniate me : and I will give au 
answer to those who reproach me. 

SECRET. Grant, O merciful God, that we may 
always worthily serve at thy altar, and obiaili sal- 
vation by constantly partaking of what is offered 
thereon. 7 A hro'. 

COMM. Deliver me not up, O Lord, to the will 
of my pursuers : for unjust witnesses have risen up 
against me, and iniquity hath belied itstlf. 

P. COMM. Sumpti sacrtficii. May the sacrifice, 
O Lord, v\e have partaken of, always protect us, and 
repel from us all that is hurtful. Thro*. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Concede. Grant, we beseech thef, 
O Almighty God, that we who seek the honour of 
thy proU'ction, may be delivered from all evil, and 
M.TVC thee with a secure mind. Thro'. 

ON FRIDAY IN PASSION WEEK. 

The SEVEN DOLOURS of the E. V. MARY. 

INTUOIT. John xix. There stood by the cross 

of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary 

Vie v f ifc of Cleophas, and Salome, and Mary Mag 



PASSION- WEEK. 225 

flalen. V. Jesus said: Woman, behold thy son; 

and to his disciple i Behold thy mother. V. Glory. 

Gloria in excel sis *'s said in this Mass. 

COLLECT. Dtus, in cujur. - O God, in whose 
passion, according to Simeon's prophecy, the sword 
of grief pierced the sweet soul of glorious Mary, the 
Virgin-mother; grant in thy mercy, that we, who 
with honour commemorate her sorrows and suffer- 
ings, may be helped by the glorious merits and 
prayers of all the saints that faithfully stood by thy 
cross, so as to partake of the happy fruits of thy pas- 
sion. Who liveth. 
Then is made a Commem. of Friday by /< Collect, 

Cordibits, as p. "33. As likewise by the Secret and 

Postcommunion in their proper places 

LESSON. Judith, xiii. 22. 25. The Lord hath 
blessed thee by his power, because by thee he hath 
brought our enemies to nought. Blessed art thou, 
O daughter, by the Lord the most high God above 
ali women upon the earth. Blessed be the Lord 
who made heaven and earth. Because h;j hath so 
magnified thy name this day, that thy praise shall 
not depart out of the mouth of men, who shall be 
mindful of the power of the Lord for ever, for that 
thou hast not spared thy life, by reason of the dis- 
tress and tribulation of thy people, but hast prevent* 
ed our ruin in the presence of our God. 

GRAD. Thou art overwhelmed with grief and 
in tears, O Virgin Mary, standing by the cross of our 
Lord Jesus thy Son, thy Redeemer. 

TRACT- Holy Mary, the Queen of he:ivn and 
Lady of the world, stood full of grief by the c-oss of 
our Lord Jesus Christ. V O all you that pass by 
the way, aitend and see if there beany sorrow like 
unto mine. 

The SEQUENCE, or PROSE 

STAB AT Mater dolprosa, juxta crucem Ucrymosa 
dum pendebat pilius 



226 FRIDAY IN 

Cujus animam gementem, contristatam et dolen- 
teni pertransivit Radius. 

O quam tristis et afflicta, fuit iila benedicta Mater 
tmigeniti ! 

Que maerebnt, et dolebat, et tremebat, cum vide- 
bat nati poenas iudyti. 

^ Quis est homo qui non fleret, Christi matrem si 
videret, in tanto supplicio! 

Qnis posset non contristari, piam Matrem contem- 
plari dolentem cum Filio ? 

Pro peccatis suae gentis, vidit Jesum in tormentis 
et nagellis subditum ? 

Vidit suum dulcecn natum, morientem desolatum, 
dum emisit spiritual. 

Eia Mater, fonsamoris! me sentire vim doloris, 
fac ut tecum lugiam* 

Fac ut ardeat cor meum in amando Christum 
Deum, ut sibi complaceam. 

Sancta Mater istud agas, crucifixi fige plagas cordi 
men valide. 

Tui nati vulnerati, tarn dignati pro me pad, pee- 
Das mecum divi(]e. 

Fac me vere tecum flere, crucifixo condolere do- 
nee ' j go vixero. 

Juxta crucem tecum stare, te libenter sociare in 
planet u desidero. 

Virgo virgmum prseclara, mihijam non sis amara, 
fac me tecum p'angere. 

Fac ut portem Ch isti mortem, passionis fac con- 
sortem, et p agas reco'ere. 

Fac m? plagis vulnerari, cruce hac inebriari, ob 
amorem filii. 

Inflammatus, et accensus, per te, virgo, sim de* 
fensusj in die judicii. 

Fac me cruce custodiri, morte Christi praemunlri, 
confoveri gratia. 

Quando corpus morietur, fac ut animse donetur 
Paraclisi gloria. 



PASSION-WEEK. 427 

John xix. 25. 27.-.^ f//flf rtwij; 
There stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and 
his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, alid Mary 
Magdalen. When J.-sus therefore saw his mother, 
and the disciple standing, whom he loved, lie saith 
to his mother : Woman, behold thy son ; after that, 
he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And 
from that hour the disciple tsok her to his own, 

OFFERT. Remember, O Virgin-mother of God, 
whilst thou standest in the presence of the Lord, to 
speak in our favour, that thou mayest turn away'his 
wrath from us. 

SECRET. \Ve offer thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, 
our prayers and sacrifices, humbly entreating thee, 
that \ve, who, in our prayers of thin day, commemo- 
rate the transfixion of the most sweet soul of blessed 
Mary thy mother, may receive our reward with her 
and her blessed companions that stood under thy 
cross, this holy assembly bring multiplied, through 
the merits of thy death. Who livest. 

PREFACE. In the transfixion, Ordinary, p. xxxii. 

COMM. Happy are the senses of the blessed 
Virgin Mary, who, without dying, merited the crown 
of martyrdom tinder the cross of the Lord. 

P. COMM. Sarrificia. Grant, O Lord Jesus 
Christ, that the sacrifice we have partaken of, while 
with devotion we celebrate the transfixion of thy 
blessed Virgin-mother, may, thro' thy mercy, obtain 
for us the effect of every salutary good. Who livest. 

SATURDAY. 
T^elntroit, Offertory, and Communion, as onTn. 

day, p. 222, &-c. 

COLLECT. Proficiat. May the people conse- 
crated to thy service, we beseech thee, O Lord, im. 
prove in the affections of piety ; that, instructed by 
these holy mysteries, they may be so much the more 



ii8 SATURDAY IK 

enriched with thy heavenly gifts, as they become 
more acceptable to thy divine majesty. Thro'. 

LESSON. Jer. xviii. 1 8 23, In those day* : the 
wicked Jews *M to one another* Come, and let us 
invent devices against Jeremias: for the law shall 
not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, 
nor the word from the prophet; come, and let us 
strike him with the tongue, and let us give no heed 
to all his words Give heed to me, O Lord, and 
hear the voice of my adversaries. Shall evil be ren- 
dered for good, because they have digged a pit for 
my soul ? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, 
to speak good for thf m, and to turn away thy indig- 
nation from them. Therefore deliver up their chil- 
dren to famine, and bring them into the hands of 
the sword: let their wives be bereaved of children, 
and widows ; and let the husbands be slain by death: 
let their young men be stabbed with the sword in 
battle, Let a cry be heard out of their houses; 
for thou shalt bring the robber upon them suddenly: 
because they have digged a pit to take me, and have 
hid snares for my feet. But thou, O Lord, knowest 
all their counsel against me unto death: forgive not 
their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out 
from thy sight: let them be' overthrown before tliy 
eyes, in the time of thy wrath do thou destroy them, 
O Lord our God. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxiv. My enemies spoke peace- 
ably to me ; but in their anger they were trouble- 
some to me. V. Thou hast seen it, O Lord, be not 
silent; abandon me not. 

(00$PCU John xii. io. 36. At that time: 
The chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also; be- 
cause many of the Jews by reason of him went away, 
and believed in Jesus. And on the next day a great 
multitude, that was come to the festival day, when 
ih<>v had heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 
took branches of palm trees, and went forth to mtet 



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him, and cried : Ilosanna, blessed is he that cometh 
in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel. And 
>und a young ass, and sat upon it, as it is 
written : " Fear ndt, daughter of Sion : behold, thy 
King cometh sitting on an ass's colt." These things 
his disciples did not know at the first : but when 
Jesus was glorified, they then remembered that 
these things were written of him ; and that they had 
done these things to him. The multitude therefore 
gave testimony, which was with him, when he called 
Lazarus out of the grave, and raised him from the 
dead. For which reason also the people came to 
meet him : because they heard he had done this 
miracle. The Pharisees therefore said among them- 
selves : Do you see that we prevail nothing? behold, 
the whole world is gone after him. Now there 
were certain Gentiles among: them that came up to 
adore ovi the festival day. These therefore came to 
Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and de- 
sired him, saying: Sir, we would see Jesus. Philip 
cometh, and telleth Andrew. Again Andrew and 
Philip told Jesus. But Jesus answered them, saying : 
The hour is come that the Son of Man shall he 
glorified. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the 
grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, itself re. 
maineth aloue. But if it die, it bringeth forth much, 
fruit. Hethatloveth his life shall lose it; and he 
that hateth his life in this world, keepeth it unto 
life eternal. If aay man minister to me, let him 
follow me: and where I am, there also shall my 
minister be. If any man minister tome, him will 
my Father honour. Now is my soul troubled. And 
what shall I say ? Father, save me from this hour. 
But for this cause I came unto this hour. Father" 
glorify thy name. A voice therefore came from hea- 
ven: "I have both glorified it* and will glorify it 
again." The multitude therefore that stood and 
heard, said that it thundered. Others said: An a (U 



2^0 PALM-SUNDAY. 

&el spoke to him. Jesus answered, and said : This 
v oice came not because of me, but for your sakes. 
Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the 
prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be 
lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to my- 
self. (Now this he said signifying what death he 
should die.) The multitude answered him: We 
have heard out of the law, that Christ abideth for 
ever; and how sayest thou : The Son of Man must 
be lifted up ? Who is tin's Son of Man ? Jesus there, 
fore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is 
among you. Walk whilst you have the light, that 
the darkness overtake you not : and he that walketh 
in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. Whilst 
you have the light, believe in the light, that you 
may be the children of light. These things Jesus 
spoke, and he went away and hid himself from them. 

OFFERT. Ps. 1 1 8. Blessed art thou, O Lotd, 
teach me thy justifications: deliver me not to proud 
calumniators : and 1 shall answer those who reproach 
me. 

SECRET. Mercifully, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
deliver us from ail sins and dangers, since thou, al- 
lowest us to partake of these great mysteries. Thro*. 

P. COMM. Divini. Being filled with the divine 
gift, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that we may 
ever live by the participation thereof. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Tucatur. May thy right-hand, O 
Lord, we beseech thee, prot< ct thy people making 
supplication to thee, und purifying them from their 
sins, make them wise, that they may make such use 
of the comforts of this present life, as- to arrive a* 
that which is eternal. Thro'. 

PALM-SUNDAY 

IS so called from the ceremory of blessing branches o 
Palms, Olives, or some other tree, to be distributed 
among the faithful to carry in processiou ; in remembrance 



PALM-SUNDAY. 23! 

of what the Jewish people did, when Jesus Christ, six 
days before his passion, made his triumphant entry into 
Jerusalem riding on an ass's colt, as had been foretold by 
the prophet, and was received with the joyful acclama- 
tions or the multitude, as well as those of his disciples. 

Let us, therefore, assist at the ceremony of this day with 
recollection and piety : and whilst we bear the Palms in 
our hands, let us adore him, who conquered hell by his 
death, and endeavour to partake of his triumph, by over- 
coming sin. and every inclination contrary to the spirit of 
God. 
After sprinkling the Holy Water, as usual on other 

Sundays, the Office begins thus : 
ANT. Hosanna to the Son of David: blessed is 
he that cometh in the name of the Lord. O King 
of Israel : Hosanna in the highest. 

The Lord be with you. JR. And with thy spirit. 

Let as pray. 

COLLECT. Deus, quern. O God, whom to love 
is true righteousness, multiply in our hearts the gifts 
of thy holy grace: and since, by the death of thy 
only Son, thou hast made us to hope for those 
things which we believe; grant that by his resurrec- 
tion, we may arrive at the happy end of our journey. 
Who liveth. 

LESSON. Exod. xv. 27. and\v\. i. ^. In those 
days ; The children of Israel came to Llim, where 
there were twelve fountains of water, and seventy 
palm-trees: and they encamped by the waters.- 
Chap. xvi. And they set forward from Elim ; and 
all the multitude of the children of Israel came into 
the desart of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, 
the fifteenth day of the second month a/ter they 
came out of the land ot Egypt. And all the congre- 
gation of the children of Israel murmured against 
Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the chil- 
dren of Israel said to them: Would to God we had 
died by the hand ot the Lord in the land of Egypt, 
when we sat over the flesh pots, and ate bread to 
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23* PALM-SUNDAY. 

*he full : Why have you brought us into this desart, 
that you might destroy all the multitude with fa- 
mine ? And the Lord said to Moses: Behold I 
will rain bread from heaven for you : let the people 
go forth, and gather what is sufficient for every day, 
that I may prove them whether they will walk in 
my law, or np. But the sixth day let them provide 
for to bring in, and let it be double to that they 
were wont to gather every day. And Moses and 
Aaron said to the children of Israel : in the evening 
you shall know that the Lord hath brought you forth 
out of the land of Egypt : and in the morning you 
shall see the glory of the Lord. 

Instead of the Gradual is sung either, 

R. The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees 
gathered a council and said: What are we doing, 
for this man performeth many wonders ? If we let 
him go on thus, all will believe in him: * And the 
Romans will come and destroy both our country 
and us. V. But one of them, named Gaiphas, being 
the high priest of that year, said to them: It is for 
your interest that one man should die for the people, 
and not the whole nation perish. Therefore from 
that day they devised to kill him, saying: * And the 
Romans, Sec. to V. 

Or the following, Matt. xxvi. 

R. Jesus prayed unto his Father on mount Olivet: 
O Father, if it be possible let this cup pass from me. 
The spirit indeed is ready, but the flesh is weak. 
Thy will be done. V. Watch and pray, that you 
enter not into temptation. The spirit, &c. to V. 

CBOjSptfU Matt. xxi. 1.9,- At that time: 
Jesus drawing near to Jerusalem; and being come 
to Bethphage, at mount Olivet, he sent two of his 
disciples, and said to them : Go ye into the village 
that is Over against you, and immediately you shall 
find an ass tied and a colt with her: loose (heip 
and brir.g than to me; <md if any man shall say any 



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thing to you, say ye, that the Lord hath need of 
them : and forthwith he will let them go. Now all 
this was done that the word might be fulfilled which 
was spoken by the prophet, saying: "Tell ye the 
daughter of Sion : Behold, thy king cometh to thee, 
meek, and sitting upon an ass and a colt the foal of 
her that is used to the yoke." And the disciples 
going, did as Jesus commanded them. And they 
brought the ass and the colt: and laid their gar- 
ments upon them, and made him sit thereon. And 
a very great multitude spread their garments in the 
way: and others cut down boughs from the trees, 
and strewed them in the way : and the multitudes 
that went before and followed, cried, saying : 
" Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he that 
cometh in the name of the Lord." 

THE BLESSING OF THE PALMS. 
The Lord be with you. R. And wifh thy spirit. 

Let us pray. Augefidcw. 

Increase, O God, the faith of them that hope in 
thee, and mercifully hear the prayers of thy sup. 
pliants: let thy manifold mercy come upon us, and 
Jet these branches of palm trees, or olive trees, be 
blessed : and as in a figure of the Church thou didst 
multiply Noah going out of the ark, and Moses go- 
ing out of Egypt with the children of Israel ; so let 
us, carrying palms and branches of olive trees, go 
and meet Christ with good works, and enter thro* 
him into eternal joys. Who, &c. -R. Amen. 

K. May the Lord be with you. R. And with thy 
spirit. r. Raise up your hearts on high. R. We 
have raised them up to the Lord. V. Let us give 
thanks to the Lord our God, R. It is meet and j i>t. 
U is truly meet and just, right and available to 
salvation, always and in all places to give thee thanks, 
O holy Lord, Almighty Father, eternal God : who 
art glorious in the assembly of thy saints. For thy 
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334 PALM-SUNDAY. 

for their only Creator and Cod. And the whole 
creation praiseth thee, and thy saints bless thee: be- 
cause they confess with freedom, before the kings 
and powers of this world, the great name of thy 
only begotten Son. Before whom the angels and 
archangels, the thrones and dominations stand, 
ani with all the troops of the heavenly host, sing a 
hymn to thy glory, saying without ceasing ; 

Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord the God of armies. 
The heavens and the earth are full of thy glory. 
Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he that cometh 
in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest. 
The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit. 
Let us pray. Petimus. 

We beseech thee, O holy Lord, Almighty Father, 
Eternal God, that thou wouldst be pleased to J* bless 
and ^sanctify this creature of the olive tree, which 
thou madest to shoot out of" the substance of the 
wood, and which the dove returning to the ark 
brought in its bill : that whoever receiveth it, may 
find protection of soul and body: and that it may 
prove, O Lord, a saving remedy, and a sacred sign 
of thy grace. Thro*. JR. Amen. 

Let us pray. Deus, qui dispersa. 

O God, who gatherest what is dispersed, and 
prtservest what is gathered; who didst bless the peo- 
ple, that carried boughs to meet Jesus ; bless .*J also 
these branches of the palm-tree and olive-tree, which 
thy servants take with faith in honour of thy name : 
that into whatever place they may be carried, the 
inhabitants of that place may obtain thy blessing ; 
aj.'l thy right hand preserve from all adversity, and 
protect those that have been redeemed by our Load 
Jesus Christ thy Son. Who liveth, JR. Amen. 
Let us pray. ]}eus, quiwiirQ. 

O God, who by the wonderful order of thy pro- 
vidence would even in insensible things shew us the 
manner of pur salvation j grant, we beseech thee, 



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that the devout hearts of thy faithful may understand 
to their benefit the mystical meaning of that cere- 
mony, when the multitude, by direction from hea- 
ven, going this day to meet our Redeemer, strewed 
undeKiis feet palms and olive-branches. The palms 
represent his triumph over the prince of death ; and 
the olive-branches proclaim, in some manner, the 
coming of a spiritual unction. For that pious muU 
titude then knew, what was by them signified, that 
our Redeemer compassionating the misery of man- 
kind, was to fight for the life of the whole world 
with the prince of death ; and to triumph over him 
by his own death. And therefore in that action 
they made use of such things, as might declare both 
the triumph of his victory, and the riches of his 
mercy. We also with a firm faith, retaining both 
the ceremony and its signification, numbly beseech 
thee, O holy Lord, Almighty Father, Eternal God t 
through the same Lord Jesus Christ; that we, whom 
thou hast made his members, gaining by him, and 
in him, a victory over the empire of death, may de- 
serve to be partakers of his glorious resurrection. 
Who liveth. R. Amen. 

Let us pray. Deus, gui per olive. 

O God, who by an olive-branch didst command 
the dove to proclaim peace to the world: sanctity, 
we beseech thee, by thy heav^nly^benediction, these 
branches of olives and other trees; that they may be 
serviceable to all thy people unto salvation. Thro', 
JR. Amen. 

Let us pray. Bc?iedic. 

Bless, JO Lord, we beseech thee, these "branches 
of the palm-tree, or olive, tree; and grant that 
thy people this day act corporally for thy honour, 
they may perform the same spiritually with the 
greatest devotion, by gaining a victory over their 
enemy, and ardently loving mercy. Thro', ft 
A Tie H. 



36 PALM SUNDAY. 

Here tlit Priest sprinkles the Palms with Holy Water, 
saying, Sprinkle, &c. as in p. xiii. and having 
fumed them thrice, with incense, he says : 
The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit. 

Let us pray. Deus, qui Ydium. 
O God, who, for our salvation, didst send into this 
world thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, that he might 
humble himself to our Condition, and call us back 
to thee. For whom also, as he was coming to Jeru- 
salem to fulfil the scriptures, a multitude of faithful 
people with a zealous devotion spread their garments 
together with palm-branches in the way : grant, we 
beseech thee, that we may prepare him the way of 
faith, out of which the stone of offence and the rock 
of scandal being removed, our actions may flourish 
with branches of righteousness, so that we may be 
worthy to follow his steps. Who liveth, R. Ameiu 
The Palms, being bkssed, are distributed to the people 
kneeling and kissing them as well as tht Priest's 
hand. During the distribution the following An- 
thems are repeated till the whole are distributed : 
ANT.The Hebrew children carrying olive- branches 
met the Lord, crying out, and saying: Hosanna in 
the highest. 

ANT. The Hebrew children spread their garments 
in the way, and cried out, saying: Hosanna to the 
Son of David : blessed is he lhat cometh in the 
name of the Lord, 
The Lord he with you. E. And with thy spirit. 

Let fls pray. Omnipotent. 

O Almighty and Eternal God, who wouldst have 
our Lord Jesus Christ ride on the colt of an ass, and 
didst inspire the crowds of people to spread their 
garments, and branches of trees in the way, and to 
siag Hosauna to his praise; grant, we beseech thee, 
that we may imitate their innocence, and deserve to 
partake of their merits. Thro'. R. Amen. 



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Htre the PROCESSION begins in (he usual form % dur- 
ing u,kich 9 some of the Jo Mowing Anthems arc sung. 
The Priest or Deacon giving notice thereof by 
saying : 

Let us set out in peace. H. In the name of 
Christ. Amen. 

ANTHEMS during the PROCESSION. 
ANT. Matt. xxi. When the Lord drew nigh to 
Jerusalem, he sent two of his disciples, saying: Go 
to the village that is over against you ; and you will 
find the colt of an ass tied, upon which no man hath 
sat j loose it, and bring it to me. if any one ask 
you any questions, say : The Lord wanteth it. 
They untied and brought it to Jesus, and laid their 
garments upon it ; and he seated himself on it. 
Others spread their garments in the way; others cut 
branches from the trees j and those who followed, 
cried out Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the 
name of the Lord; and blessed be the reign of our 
father David; Hosanna in the highest. O Son of 
David have mercy on us- 

ANT. When the people heard, that Jesus was 
coming to Jerusalem, they took palm-branches, and 
went out to meet him: and the children cried out, 
saying: This is he, who is come for the salvation 
of the people. He is our salvation, and the redemp- 
tion of Israel. How great is he, whom the thrones 
and dominations go out to meet ! Fear not, O 
daughter of Sion : behold thy king cometh to thee 
sitting on an ass's colt, as it is written. Hail, O 
King, the Creator of me world, who art come to 
redeem us. 

ANT. Six days before the solemnity of the Pass- 
over, when the Lord was coming into the city of 
Jerusalem, the children met him, and carried palm- 
branches in their hands j and they cried out with a 
loud voice, saying; Hosanna in the highest: blessed 



23 $ PALM SUNDAY. 

art thou who art come in the multitude of thy 
mercy : Hosanna in the highest. 

ANT. The multitudegoeth oat to meet their Re- 
deemer with flowers and palms, and payeth the ho- 
mage due to a triumphant conqueror: the Gentiles 
proclaim the Son of God : and their voices rend the 
skies in the praise of Christ : Hosanna in the highest. 
ANT. Let us faithfully join with the angels and 
children, singing to the Conqueror of death : Ho- 
sanna in the highest. 

ANT. A greift multitude that was met together at 
the festival, cried out to the Lord : Blessed is he that 
cometh in the name of the Lord : Hosanna in the 
highest. 

At the return of the Procession, two or four chanters 
go into the church) and shutting the door 9 with their 
faces towards the Procession, sing the two first 
vtrses of thefollozoing Hymn,* To thee, O Christ, 
&c. which are repeated by the Priest and the others 
without the church. Then they zvho are within, 
sing the following verses ; to which those that arc 
without, after every two verses, answer, 
*r~iT*o thee, O Christ, be glory, praises loud: 
JL To thee, Hosanna, cried the Jewish crowd. 
R> To thee* 

We Israel's monarch, David's Son proclaim : 
Thou com'st, blest King, in God's most holy name, 

R. To thee. 

Angels and m ^n, in one harmonious choir, 
To sing thy everlasting praise conspire. 

R. To thee. 

Thee Israel's children met with conqu f ring palms; 
To thee our vows we pay in loudest psalms. 

R. To thee. 

For thee on earth with boughs they strew 1 d the ways: 
To thee in heaven we sing melodious praise, 
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Accept tbis tribute, which to thee we bring, 
As thou didst theirs, O good and gracious King. 
R. To thee. 

Here the Subdeacon knocks at the door with the, font 
of the cross ; which being opened, the Procession 
enters the Church kinging. This ceremony repre- 
sents our pilgrimage in this mortal life, in which 
uv unite in the praises of God with the blessed in 
heaven; and live in hopes that the gates t.(-- 
will be opened to us thro' the merits of the croas of 
Christ. 

R. As our Lord entered the holy city, the He- 
brew children declaring the resurrection of life* 
* With palm-branches cried out: Hosanna in the 
highest. F. When the people heard, that Jesus was 
coming to Jerusalem, they went out to meet him, 
and With palm- branches, &c. as above, to V. 

At Mass all hold the Palms in their ham in daring t/<t 
reading or singing of the Pas>'.< 
1NTROIT. Ps. xxi. 

LORD, keep not thy J~\0mnu, nc longc fa- 
help far from me ; ~~^ cuts auxtliam lit am a 
look to my defence; we, ad dtfensionem mettrii 
save me from the lion's aspire: tibtra me de on 
Miuuth, and rescue me lconis % ct a cornibua uni- 
in my distress, from the cornlum humilitatun mt* 
horns of unicorns. Pa. am. 
O God, my God, look Ps. Deus, Deu* 
upon me: why hast thou respice in me: quart //<* 
forsaken me ? They are dereliqaisti ? Longe a 
my sins that keep salva- salute mea verba delicts 
tion far from me. Lord rum ine^ntm. Dwuine, 
keep not, &rc. ne longe, Ar. 

LLECT. O/w/2/y o/'tv.'S.-.-O almightv and rter- 
aal God, who wouldt have our Saviour become 
in in, and suffer on a cross, to give mankind an ex- 
ample ut humility : mercifully grant, that \ve airu 



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improve by the example ofhis patience, and 
of his resurrection. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Philip. if. e. it. ... Brethren : Let 
this mind be in yon, which was also in Christ Jesus ; 
who being in the form of God ? thought it not rob- 
bery, to be equal with God : but debased himself, 
taking the form of a servant, being made in the like- 
ness of a servant, and in habit found as a man. He 
humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death ; 
even to the death of the cross. For which cause God 
also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name 
which is above all names: that in the name of Jesus 
every knee shall bow, of those that are in heaven, 
on earth, and under the earth. And that every 
tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is 
in the glory o<the Father. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxii. Thou hast held me by my 
right hand, and conducted me according to thy 
good will, and raised me up in glory. \\ How good 
is the God of Israel to those that are upright of 
heart! But my feet were almost gone, my steps were 
ready to slip : because I looked on sinners with a 
jealous eye, seeing the w r icked in peace. 

TRACT. Ps. xxi. Deus, Dens meus, respice in 
me quart: we derdiquisti ? O God, my God, look 
down upon me: why hast thou forsaken me? V. 
They are my sins that keep salvation from me. V. 
My God f will cry out to thee in the day, and thou 
wilt not hear me : I will cry to thee in the night, 
and it will not be a foliy in me. V. But thou dvveU 
lest in the sanctuary, O thou the praise of Israel. V* 
Our father hoped in thee: they hoped in thee, and 
thou didst deliver them. V. They cried out to thee, 
and were saved: they hoped in thee, and were not 
put to shame. V. But 1 am a worm, and not a rr-an: 
the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people. 
V. All that saw me, scorned me: they talked of 
me, and shook their heads. V. He put his trust ia 



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the Lord, said they : let him deliver him; let him. 
save him, because he loveth him. F. They consi- 
dered me, and viewed me attentively : they divided 
my garments amongst them, and cast lots for my 
vest. F. Deliver me from the lion's month : rescue 
me in my distress from the horns of the unicorns. 
F. Yon that fear the Lord, praise him ; O all you 
of the race of Jacob magnify him. F. A people 
that is to come, 'shall be declared the Lord's : and 
the heavens shall publish his justice. F. To a 
people, to be born, whom the Lord hath made. 

Tht PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, 
according to Matt. xxvi. and xxvii. 

AT that time; Jfsus said to his disciples: You 
" know that after two days shall be the pasch, 
and the Son of Man shall be delivered up to be cru- 
cified. Then were gathered together the chief 
priests and ancients of the people into the court of 
the high priest, who was called Caiphas: and they 
consulted together, that by subtilty they might ap- 
prehend Jesus, and put him to death. But they 
said : Not on the festival day, lest perhaps there 
should be a tumult amongst the people. And when 
Jesus was iu Bethania, in the house of Simon the 
leper, there came to him a woman having an 
alabaster-box of precious ointment, and poured it 
on his head as he was at table, And the disciples 
seeing it, had indignation, saying: To what pur- 
pose is this waste? For this might have been sold for 
much, and given to the poor. And Jesus knowing 
it, said to them : Why do you trouble this woman ? 
for she has wrought a good work upon me. For the 
poor you have always with you, but me you have not 
alwavs. For she, in pouring this ointment upon 
my body, hath done it for my burial. Amen, 1 say 
to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in 
the \vhole world, that a!*o which she hath done, 
shall be told for a memory of her. Then went one 
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242 PALM-SUNDAY. 

of the twelve, who was called Judas I.scariot, to the 
chief priests, and said to them: What will you give 
me, and I will deliver him unto you ? But they ap- 
pointed him thirty pieces of silver. And from thence- 
forth he sought an opportunity to betray him. And 
on the first day of the Azymes the disciples came to 
Jesus, saying : Where wift them that we prepare for 
thee to eat the pasch? But Jesus said: Go ye into 
the city to a certain man, and say to him: The Master 
saith my time is near at hand, I will keep the pasck 
at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples 
did as Jesus appointed to them, and they prepared 
the pasch. Now when it was evening, ho sat 
down with his twelve disciples. And whilst they 
were eating, he said : Amen, I say to you, that one 
of you is about to betray me. And they being very 
much troubled, began every one to say: hit \ t 
Lord ? But he answering said ; He that dippeth his 
hand with me in the dish, he shall betray me. The 
Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him ; 
but wo to that man, by whom the Son of Man shall 
be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man 
had not been born. And Judas, that betrayed him, 
answering, said : Is it f, Rabbi ? He saith to him : 
Thou hast said it. And whilst they were at supper, 
Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke; and gave 
to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat: this 
is my body. And taking the chalice he gave thanks, 
and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this. For 
this is my blood of the New Testament which: shall 
be shed for many for the remission of sins. And I sayr 
to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this- 
fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink i* 
new with you in the kingdom of my Father. And a 
hymn being said, they went out into mount Olivet. 
Then Jesus said to them: All you shall be scanda- 
lized in me this night. For it is written: " [will 
strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall 



PALM-SUNDAY. 243 

be dispersed/' But after 1 shall be risen again, I 
\vill %o before you into Galilee. And Peter an- 
swering, said to him: Although all shall be scan- 
dalized 'in thee, I will never be scandalized. And 
Jesus said to hi in: Amen, I say to thee, that in this 
night, before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me 
thrice. Peter saith to him: Yea, though 
should die with thee, I will not deny thee. And 
in like manner said all the disciples. Then Jesus 
came with them into a country place which is 
called Gethsamani ; and he said to his disciples" : Sit 
you here, till 1 go yonder, and pray. And taking 
with him Peter and the two sons of Zcbedee, he 
began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. Then lie 
saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto 
death , stay you here and watch with me. And 
going a little further he fell upon his face, praying, 
and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this 
chalice pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, 
but as thou wilt. And he cometh to his disciples, 
and findeth them ableep, and he saith to Peter ; 
\Vhatl Could you not watch one hour with me r 
Watch ye, and pray that ye enter not into tempta- 
tion. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is 
weak. Again the second time he went, and pray- 
ed, saying : My Father, if this chalice may not pas* 
away, but I must drink it, thy will be done. And 
he cometh again, and findeth them asleep ; for their 
eyes wire heavy. And leaving them, he went 
again ; and he prayed the third time, saying the self 
same words. Then he cometh to his disciples, and 
saith to them : Sleep ye now, and take your rest : 
behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man 
shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, 
let us go: behold he is at hand that will betray me. 
As he yet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve, 
came, and with him a great multitude with swords 
and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the and* 

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244 PALM-SUNDAY. 

ents of the people. And he that betrayed him, gave 
them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that 
is he, hold him fast. And forthwith coming to Je- 
sus, he said:* Hail, Rabbi. And he kissed him. 
And Jesus said to him: Friend, whereto art thou 
come ? Tliea they came up and laid hands on Je- 
sus, and held him. And behold one of them that 
were with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, drew out 
his sword j and striking the servant of the high 
priest, cut off his ear. Then Jesus said to him : 
Put up again thy sword into its place $ for all that 
take the sword, shall perish with the sword. Think- 
est thou that 1 cannot ask my Father, and he will 
give me presently more than twelve legions of 
angels? How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, 
that so it must be done ? In that saane hour Jesus 
said to the multitude : You are come out as it were 
to a robber, with swords and clubs, to apprehend 
me. 1 sat daily with you teaching in the temple, 
and you laid not hands on me. Now all this was 
done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be 
fulfilled, Then the disciples all leaving him, fled, 
But they holding Jesus, led him to Caiphas the 
high -priest, where the scribes and the ancients were 
assembled. And Peter followed him afar off, even 
to the court of the high-priest. And going in, he 
sat with the servants, that he might see the end. 
And the chief priests and the whole council sought 
false witness against Jesus, that they might put him 
to death ; and they found not, whereas many false 
witnesses had come in. And last of all there came 
two false witnesses, and they said : This man said, I 
am able to destroy the temple of God, and afte* 
three days to rebuild it. And the high-priest rising 
up, said to him: Answerest thou nothing to the 
things which these witness against thee ? But Jesus 
held his peace. And the h gh priest said lo him: 
J adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if 



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thou be the Christ the Son of God. Jesus saith to 
him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you> 
hereafter you shall see the Son of Man sitting on, 
the right hand of the power of God, and coming in 
the clouds of heaven. Then the high- priest rent 
his garments, saying: He hath blasphemed, what 
fiiriher need have we of witnesses? Behold, now 
,011 have heard the blasphemy; what think you f- 
3ut they answering, said: He is guilty of death* 
Then did they spit in his face, and buffet him, 
and others struck his face with the palms of their 
hands, saying; Prophesy unto us, O Christ ; who is 
he that struck thee? But Peter sat without in the 
court: and there came to him a servant maid, say- 
ing : Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean. But 
he denied before them a!), saying; 1 know not what 
thou savest. And as he went out of the gate, ano- 
ther maid saw him, and she saith to them that were 
there: This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth. 
And again he denied with an oath : That 1 know 
not the man. And after a little while they came 
that stood by, and said to Peter ; Surety thou also 
art one ot them; for even thy speech doth discover 
thee. Then he began to curse and swear that he 
knew not the man. And immediately the co.k 
crew. And Peter remembered the words of Jesus 
winch he had said ; Before the cock crow, thou 
wilt deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept 
bitterly. And when morning was come, all the 
chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel 
against Jesus, that they might put him to death. 
And they brought him bound, and delivered him to 
Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, who be- 
trayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repent, 
ing himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver 
to the chief priests and ancients, saying: I have 
sinned, in betraying innocent blood. But they 
said : What is that to us ? look ihou to it. Aud 



746 PALM. SUNDAY. 

casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he 
departed, an<l went and feanged himself with an hal- 
ter. But the chief priests having taken the pi 
of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the 
corbona, because it is the price of blood. And after 
they had consulted together, they bought with them 
the potter's field, to be a burying place for str$- 
gers. For this cause that field was called Hacel- 
dama, that is, the field of blood, even to this day. 
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jere- 
mias the prophet, saying: "And they took the 
thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was priz- 
ed, v.'hom they prized of the children of Israel. And 
they gave them unto the potter's field, as the Lord 
appointed to me." And Jesus stood before the go- 
vernor, and the governor asked him, saying: Art 
them the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to" him; 
Thou sayest it. And when he was accused by the 
chief priests and ancients he answered nothing. Then 
Pilate saith to him: Dost thou not hear how great 
testimonies they alledge against thee ? And he an- 
swered hip to never a word; so that the governor 
wondered exceedingly. Now upon the solemn day 
the governor was accustomed to release to the peo- 
ple one prisoner, whom they would. And he had 
then a. notorious prisoner, that was called Barabbas. 
They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: 
V/hom will you that I release to you, Barabbas, or 
Jesus that is called Christ ? For he knew that for en- 
vy they had delivered him. And as he was sitting 
in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, say-, 
ing: Have thon nothing to do with that just man. 
For I have suffered many things this day in a dream 
because of him. But the chief priests and ancients 
persuaded the people, that they should ask Barab- 
bas, and make Jesus away. And the governor an. 
swering, said to them : Whether will you of the 
two to be released uuto you But they said Barab- 



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bas. Pilate iaith to them : What shall I do then 
wish Jesus that is called Christ ? They say all : Let 
him be crucified. The governor said to them : 
\Vhy, what evil hath he done? But they cried out 
the more, saying: Let him be crucified. And Pi- 
Kite seeing that he prevailed nothing ; but rather 
a tumult was made; taking water he washed his 
hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of 
the blood of this just man: look you to it. And the 
whole people answering, said; Mis blood be upon 
us, and upon our children. Then he released to 
them Barabbas: and having scourged Jesus, deliver- 
ed him unto them to be crucified. Then the sol- 
diers of the governor taking Jesus into the hall, ga- 
thered together unto him the whole band ; and 
stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him. 
And platting a crown oflhorns, they put it upon 
his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bow- 
ing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying : 
Hail, king of the Jews. And spitting upon him, 
they took the reed, and struck his head. And after 
they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from 
bin), and put on his own garments, and led him 
away to crucify him. And going out they met a 
man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced to 
take up t<ie cross. And they came to the place that 
is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary. 
And they gave him wine to drink mingled vvith gall. 
And when he hud tasted, he would not drink. 
Arid after they had crucified him, they divided liis 
liumients, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled 
v hith was spoken by the prophet, saying: * They 
1 my garments among them; and upon my 
vesture they cast lots:" and they sat and watched 
him. And they put over his head his cause written : 
THIS is JESUS THE KIKG OF THE JEW?. Then 
were crucified with him two thieves; one on the 
right Laud, and one en the left. And they ihat 



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passed by blasphemed him, wagging their head?, 
and saying : V ah, thou that destroyest the temple of 
God, and in three days dost rebuild it, save thy own 
self: if thou be the Sou of God, come dowu from 
the cross. In l?ke manner also the chief priests, 
with the scribes and ancients, mocking, said; 
He saved others; himself he cannot save: if he be 
the king of Israel, let him now come down from the 
cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God : 
let him now deliver him, if he will have him : for rte 
said: I am the Son of God. And the selfsame thing 
the thieves also that were crucified with him, re- 
proached htm with.Now from the sixth hour there was 
darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour, 
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice 
saying: Eli,Eti, lammasabacthar.i? that is, "my God, 
my God, why hast thou forsaken me ?" And some 
that stood there and heard, said : This man calleth 
Eiias. And immediately one or them running, took 
a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a 
reed, and gave him to drink. Arid the others 
said; let us see whether Elias will come and deli- 
ver him. And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, 
yielded up the ghost. *'And behold the veil of the 
temple was rent in two from the top even to the 
bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were 
rent. And the graves were opened ; and many bo- 
dies of the saints that had slept arose. . And coming 
out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into 
the holy citv and appeared to many. Now the 
Centurion, and they that wt-re with him watching 
Jesus, having seen the earthquake and the things 
that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed 
this was the Son of God. And there were there 
many women afar off who had followed Jesus from 
Galilee, ministering unto him: among whom was 
Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of Jame s 
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and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. 
And when it was evening, there came a certain rich 
man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also him- 
self was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate, and 
asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded 
that the body should be delivered. And Joseph 
taking the body wrapped it up in a clean liaen 
cloth, and laid it in his own new monument, which 
he had hewed out in a rock. And he rolled a great 
stone to the door of the monument, and went his 
way. And there was there Mary Magdalen, and the 
other Mary sitting over against the sepulchre. 
Here the, Priest sayz, Cleanse my heart, &c, p. xx. 

AND the next day, which followed the day of 
preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees 
came together to Pilate, saying; Sir, we have re- 
membered, that that seducer said, while he was 
yet alive: Alter three days I will rise again. Com- 
mand therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the 
third day : Itst perhaps his disciples come and steal 
him away, and say to the people he is risen from 
the dead ; and the'last error shall be worse than the 
first. Pilate said to them : You have a guard ; go, 
guard it us you know. And they departing, made 
the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting 
guards. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixviii. My heart hath long borne 
reproach and misery : and 1 looked for some one to 
condole with me, and ihere was none: I sought 
for one to comiort me, and found none- they gave 
me gali to eat, and vinegar to drink in my thirst. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
that what hath been ottered in the presence of thy 
divine Majesty may procure us the grace of devotion,, 
and effectually obtain a blessed eternity, Thro'. 

COMM. Matt. xxvi. Father, if this cup cannot 
pass away, but 1 must drink it, thy will be do.ie. 

F. COMM. Per %*. May our vices, O Lord* 



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be destroyed, and our righteous desires fulfilled by 

the etficacy of these mysteries. Thro'. 

In private Masses, the Gospel Matt. xxi. (as above 
in the blessing of the Palms, p. 232,) is here read 
instead of the ordinary Gospel, John i. p. xlv. 

MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK. 

INTRO1T. Ps. xxxiv Judge those, O Lord, 
who hurt me; defeat those that assault me : take 
thy armour and come to my assistance, O Lord, 
my mighty Saviour. Ps. Draw thy sword, and stop 
those that are in pursuit of me; say to my soul : I 
am thy salvation. Judge those, O Lord, &c. to Ps. 

COLLECT. Da, quffsunms. Grant, we be- 
seech thee, O Almighty God, that we, who thro* 
our weakness faint Dueler so many adversities, may 
recover by the passion of thy only begotten Son. 
\Vho, with thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth, &c. 

LESSON. Isaias 1. 5. 10. In those days : 
Isaias said : The Lord God hath opened my ear, and 
I do not resist : I have not gone back. I have given 
my body to the strikers, and my cheeks to them that 
plucked them: J have not turned away my face 
from them that rebuked me, and spit upon me. 
The Lord God is my helper, therefore am I not con- 
founded. He that is near justifieth me, who will 
contend with me ? let us stand together. Who is 
my adversary ? let him come near to me. Behold 
the Lord God is my helper: who is he that shall 
condemn me? Lo, they shall all be destroyed as a 
garment, the moth shall cat them up. Who is 
there among you that feareth the Lord, that heareth 
the voice of his servant, that hath walked in dark- 
ness, and hath no light ? let him hope in the name 
ot the Lord, and lean upon his God. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxiv. Arise, O Lord, be attentive 
to my trial j my God and my Lord, undertake my 



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cause, f". Draw thy sword, and stop those that are 
in pursuit of me. 

TRACT. Ps. cii. Deal not, &c, p. 117. 

d500pCU John xii. i. 9 Now J*sus, six 

(!:.vs before the pasch, came to Bethania, where La- 
zarus had been dead, whom Jesus raised to life. And 
they made him a supper there; and Martha served, 
but Lazarus was one of them that were at tabie with 
him. Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of 
right spikenard, of great price, and anointed the 
feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and 
the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. 
Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, he that 
was about to betray him, said: Why was not this 
ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to 
the poor? Now he said this, not because he cart-d 
for the poor, but because he was a thief, and hav- 
iug the purse, carried what was put therein. But 
Jesus said ; Lot her alone, that she may keep it 
against the day of my burial For the poor you have 
always with you, but me you have not always. A 
sjrent multitude therefore of the Jews knew that he 
was there ; and they came, not for Jesus 1 s sake only, 
but that they might see Lazarus, whom he had rais- 
ed from the dead. 

OFFKRT. Ps* cxliii. Deliver me from my ene- 
mies, O Lord : to thee have I fled, teach me to do 
thy will ; because thou art my God. 

SECRET'. Grant, O Almighty God, that being 
purified by the powerful virtue of this sacrifice, we 
may arrive with greater purity to the author and in- 
stitutor thereof. Thro*. 

COMM. Ps. xxxiv. Let them blush and be 
ashamed, who rejoice at my misfortunes; let them 
be covered with shame and confusion, who speak 
maliciously against me. 

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O Lord, inspire us with divine fervour: that we may 
delight both in their effect and celebration. Thro\ 

Letuspray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Adjuva. Help us, O God, our sal- 
vation ; and grant that we may celebrate v ith joy 
the memory of these benefits, by which thou hast 
been pleased to redeem us. Thro*. 

TUESDAY. 

INTROIT. Gal. vi. We ought to glory in the 
cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: in whom is our sal- 
vation, life, and resurrection j by whom we have 
been saved and delivered. Ps. Ixvi. May God have 
mercy on us, and bless us : may his countenance 
shine upon us, and may he take pity on us. We 
ought to glory, &c. toPs. 

COLLECT. Omnipotcns O almighty and ever- 
lasting God, grant that we may so celebrate the 
mysteries of our Lord's passion, as to obtaia thy 
pardon. Thro* the same. 

LESSON. Jer. xi. 18. 20. -.- In those days; 
Jeremias said : Thou, O Lord, hast shewn it to me, 
and 1 have known: then thou shewedst me their do- 
ings. And I was as a meek lamb, that is carried to 
be a, victim : and I knew not that they had devised 
counsels against me, saying: Let us put wood on 
his bread, and cut him off from the land of the lin- 
ing, and let his name be remembered no more. But 
thou, O Lord of Sabaoth, who judgest justly, ami 
triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy revenge 
on them : for to thee I have revealed my cause. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxiv. When they were trouble, 
some tome, I put on hair-cloth, and humbled my 
soul in fasting; and I will yet continue to pour forth 
my prayer in my bosom. F. Judge thou, O Lor<5, 
those who hurt me: defeat those that assault me: 
take thy armour and shield, and come to my assist* 
ance. 



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The PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, 
according to Mark. xiv. and xv. 

/IT that time: The feast of the pasch and of the 
r-* azymes was after two days: and the chief 
priests and the scribes sought how they might by 
some wile lay hold on him and kill him. But they 
said : Not on the festival day, lest there should be a 
tumult among the people. And when he was in 
Bethania, in the house of Simon the lep^r, and was 
at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster 
box of ointment of precious spikenard : and breaking 
the alabaster box, she poured it out upon his head. 
Now there were some that had indignation within 
themselves, and said; Why was this waste of the 
ointment made? For this ointment might have been 
sold for more than three hundred pence, and given 
to the poor. And they murmured against her. But 
Jesus said : Let her alone, why do you molest her ? 
She hath wrought a good work upon me. For the 
poor you have always with you, and whensoever you 
will, you may do them good ; but me you have not 
always. She hath done what she could: she is 
come before-hand to anoint my body for the burial. 
Amen 1 say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be 
preached in the whole world, that also which she 
hath done shall be told for a memoihl of her. 
And Judas I^ariot, one of the tuelvr, went to the 
chief priests, to betray him to them. And they 
hearing it were glad ; and promised to git'e him 
money. And he sought how lie might conveniently 
betrny him. Now on the first day of the uulea\ enoj 
bread, when they sacrificed the pasch, the disciples 
say to him: Whither wilt thou that we go and prc- 
pare for thee to eat the pasch ? And he sendt-th two 
of hi- disciples, and saithtothem: Go ye into the 
city, and then- ^hall me<-t you a man carrying a 
pueher of water, follow him: and whithersoever he 



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shall go in, sav to the master of the house : The 
Master saith: Where is my refectory; that: I may 
eat the pasch with my disciples ? And he will shew 
you a large dining room furnished; and there pre- 
pare ye for us. * And his disciples went their way, 
and came into the city : and they found as he had 
told them, and they prepared the pasch. And 
when evening was come, he cometh with the 
twelve. And when they were at table and eating, 
Jesus saith: Amen I say to you, one of you that 
eateth with me shall betray rne. But they began 
to be sorrowful, and to say to him on<4 by one : Is it 
I? And he said to them: one of the twelve who 
dippeth his hand in the dish with me. And the 
Son of Man indeed goeth, as it is written of him; 
but wo to that man by whom the Son of Man shall 
be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man 
had not been born. And whilst they were eating, 
Jesus took bread ; and blessing, broke, and gave to 
them, and said : Take ye, this is my body. And 
having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it 
to them ; and they all drank of it. And he said to 
them : This is my blood of the new testament, 
which shall be shed for many. Amen I say unto 
you, that I will drink no more of this fruit of the 
vine, until that day when I shall drink it new in the 
kingdom of God, And when they had sung a 
hymn, they went forth to the mount of Olives. 
And Jesus saith to them : You will all be scandalized 
in my regard this night; for it is written: " I will 
strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be dispers- 
ed." But after [ shall be risen again, 1 will go be- 
fore you into Galilee. But Peter saith to him : Al- 
though all shall be scandalized in thee, yet not I. 
And Jesus saith to him : Amen I say to thee, to day, 
even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou 
shalt deny me thrice. But he spoke the more vehe- 
mently; Although I should die together with thee, 



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I will not deny thee. And in like manner also said 
they all. And they came to a farm called Gethse- 
niani. And he saith to his disciples : Sit you he1*> 
while I p/ay. And he taketh Peter, and James, 
and John with him; and he began to fear, and to 
be heavy. And he saith to them : My sonl is sor- 
rowful even unto death; stay you here, and watch. 
And when he had gone forward a little, he fell flat 
on the ground; and he prayed that, if it might be, 
the hour might pass from him. And he said : Abba, 
Father, all 'things are possible to thee, takeaway 
this chalice from me; but not what I v\ ill, but what 
thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth them sleep- 
ing. And he saith to Peter : Simon, sleepest thou ! 
couldst thou not watch one hour ? Watch ye, and 
pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit 
indeed is willing, hut the flesh is weak. And going 
away again, he prayed, saying the same words. 
And when he returned he found them again asleep, 
(for their eyes were heavy) and they knew not what 
to answer him. And he cometh the third time, 
and saiih to them Sleep ye now, u.ul take your 
rest. It is enough : the hour is come; behold the 
Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of sin- 
ners. Rise up, let us go. Behold he that will be- 
tray me, is at hand. And while he was yet speak- 
ing, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, and 
with him a great multitude with swords and stavesj 
from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the an- 
cients. And he that betrayed him had given them a 
sign, saying. Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, 
lay hold on him, and lead him away carefully. And 
when he was come, immediately going up to him, 
he saith : Hail, Rabbi : and he kissed him. But they 
laid bauds on him, and held him. And one of 
them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a ser- 
vant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear. And 
Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out 



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as against a robber with swords and staves to appre- 
hend me? L was daily with you in the temple 
teaching, and you did not lay hands on me. But, 
that the scripture may be fulfilled. Then his 
disciples leaving him, all fled away. And a certain, 
young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast 
about his naked body: and they laid hold on him. 
But he casting off the linen cloth, fled from them 
naked. And they brought Jesus to the high priest ; 
and all the priests and the scribes and the ancients 
were assembled together. And Peter followed him 
afar off even into the palace of the high priest ; and 
he sat with the servants at the fire and warmed him- 
self. And the chief priests and all the council 
sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might 
put him to death, and they found none. For many 
bore false witness against him, and their evidence 
did not agree. And some rising up, bore false wit- 
ness against him, saying; We heard him say: I 
will destroy this temple made with hands, and 
within three days I will build another not made with 
hands. And their witness did not agree. And the 
high- priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, say- 
ing; Answerest thou nothing to the things that are 
laid to thy charge by these men? But he held his 
peace and answered nothing. Again the high -priest 
asked him, and said to him: Art thou Christ the 
Son of the blessed God ? And Jesus said to him ; I 
am. And you shall see the Son of Man sitting on 
the right hand of the power of God, and coming 
in the clouds of heaven. Then the high-priesc 
rendi ng his garments, saith: What need we any further 
witnesses? You have* heard the blasphemy. What 
think you ? And they all condemned him to be guilty 
of death. And some began to spit on him, and to co 
ver his face, and to buffet him, and to say to him: 
Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the 
of their hands. Now when Peter was in the 



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court below, there cometh to hira one of the maid- 
servants of the high-priest; and when she had seen 
Peter warming himself, looking on him, she saith : 
Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. But he de- 
nied, saying : I neither know noi understand what 
thou sayest. And he went forth before the court, 
and the cock crew. And again a maid servant see- 
ing him, began to say to the standers-by; This is 
one of them. But he denied again. And after a 
while, they that stood by said again to Peter s Sure- 
ly thou art one of them, for thou also art a Galilean. 
But he began to curse and swear, saying : 1 know 
not this man of whom you speak. And immedi- 
ately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered 
the word that Jesus had said to him : Before the 
cock crew twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And 
he began to weep. (Chap, xv.) And straightway in 
the morning, the chief priests holding a consultation 
with the ancients and the scribes, and the whole 
council, bound Jesus, and led him away, and deli- 
vered him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him ; Art 
thou the king of the Jews ? but he answering, saith 
to him : Thou sayest it. And the chief priests ac- 
cused him in many things. And Pilate again asked 
him, saying: Answerest thou nothing ? behold in 
how many things they accuse thee. But Jesus still 
answered nothing; so that Pilate wondered. Now 
on the festival day he was wont to release unto them 
one of the prisoners, whomsoever they demanded. 
And there wa* one called Barabbas, who was put in 
prison with some seditious men, who in the sedi. 
tion had committed murder. And when the mul- 
titude was come up, they began to desire that lie 
would do as he had ever done to them. And Pi- 
late answered them, and said: Will you that 1 re. 
lease to you the king of the Jews ? b'or he knew 
that the chief priests had delivered him up out o l en*. 
vy. But the chief priests moved the people tl.at ha 
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should rather release Barabbas to them. And Pilate 
again answering, saith to them : What will you then 
that I do with the king of the Jews? But they 
again cried ou^: Crucify him. And Pilate saith to 
them: Why, what evil hath he done ? But they 
cried out the more: Crucify him. So Pilate, being 
willing to satisfy the people, released to them Ba- 
rabbas, and delivered up Jesus, when he had 
scourged him, to be crucified. And the soldiers 
led him into the court of the palace, and they called 
together the whole band : and they cloathed him 
with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they 
put it upon him. And they began to salute him : 
Hail, king of the Jews. And they struck his head 
with a reed : and they did spit on him, and bowing 
their knees, they worshipped him. And after they 
bad mocked him, they took off the purple from him, 
and put his own garments on him, and they led 
him out to crucify him. And they forced one Si. 
mon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of 
the country, the father of Alexander and of Ruins, 
to take up his cross. And they bring him into the 
place called Golgotha, which being interpreted is, 
The place of Calvary. And they gave him to 
drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he took it not. 
And crucifying him, they divided his garments cast* 
ing lots for them, what every man should take. 
And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. 
And the inscription of his cause was written over, 
THE KING OF THE JEWS. And with him they 
crucify two thieves, the one on his right hand and 
the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfill. 
ed which saith : <( And with the wicked he was re- 
puted,' 1 And they that passed by blasphemed him, 
wagging their heads, and saying: Vah, thou that 
destroy est the temple of God, and in three days 
buildest it up again : Save thyself, coming down 
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with the scribes, mocking, said one to another ; 
He saved others, himself he cannot save. Let 
Christ the King of Israel come down now from the 
cross, that we may see and believe. And they that 
were crucified with him reviled him. And when 
the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over 
the whole earth until the ninth hour. And at the 
ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: 
Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthan.i ? which is, being in- 
terpreted : My God, my God, why hast thou for- 
saken me? And some of the standers by hearing, 
said: Behold, he calleth Elias. And one running 
and filling a spunge with vinegar, and putting it 
upon a reed, gave him to drink, saying: Stay, let 
us see if Elias will come to take him down. And 
Jesus having cr.od out with a loud vpice, gave up 
the ghost. * And the veil of the temple was rent in 
two from the top to the bottom. And the centurion 
who stood over against him, seeing that crying out 
in this manner he gave up the ghost, said: indeed 
this man was the. Son of God. And there were also 
women looking on afar oil'; among whom was 
Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother ot James 
the Less, and of Joseph, and Salome; \\ho also 
when he was in Galilee followed him, and minister- 
ed to him, and many other women that came up 
with him to Jerusalem. 
litre i* aniii 9 Cleanse my heart ORDINARY, p. xx. 

AND when evening was now come, (because it 
was the ParaSceve, that is, the day before the 
Sabbath) Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counsellor, 
who was also himself looking for the kingdom of 
God, came and went in boldly to Pilate, and beg- 
ged the body of Jesus. But Pilate wondered that he 
should he already dead. And sending for the cen- 
turion, he asked him if he were already dead. And 
when he had understood it by the centurion, he 

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gave the body to Joseph. And Joseph buying fine 
linen, and taking him down, wrapped him up in the 
fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was 
hewn out of a jock, and he rolled a stone to the 
door of the sepulchre. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxxxix.'-^Keep me, OLord, from 
the hands of the sinful man ; and from unjust men 
deliver me. 

SECRET. May these sacrifices, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, which are accompanied with healing 
fasts, mercifully repair us. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. Ixviii, The judges in the gate 
spoke against me, and they that drank wine, made 
songs against me. But I poured forth my prayer to 
thee, O Lord: it is time, O God, to shew thy 
good will to me, according to the multitude of thy 
mercies. 

P. COMM. Sanctificationibus. May these thy 
holy mysteries, O Almighty God, both cure our 
vices and become an eternal remedy to us. Thro'. 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Tua was. May thy mercy, O God, 
purify us from the corruption of the old man, and 
enable us to put on the new. Thro*. 

WEDNESDAY. 

INTROIT. Phil. ii.At the name of Jesus let 
every knee bow, of things in heaven, on earth, and 
under the earth : because the Lord became obedient 
unto death, even the death of the cross ; therefore 
the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Fa- 
ther. Ps. ci. O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my 
cry c ?me unto thee. At the name, &c. 

liwrttdiately after Kyrie eleison, &c. is said : 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 

I. COLLECT. P?-test(i Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we, who continually are pu- 
nishe-d tor our excesses, may be delivered by the 
passion of >.hy only 1 Son. Who, c, 



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I. LESSON. Isaias kii. n. Ixiii. i. 7. Thus 
saith the Lord God : Tell the daughter of Sion ; 
Behold thy Saviour cometh, behold his reward is 
with him, and his work before him. And they 
shall call them the holy people, the redeemed of 
the Lord. But thou shait be called, a city sought 
after, and not forsaken. Who is it that cometh 
from Edom, with dyed garments from Bosra, this 
beautiful one in his robe, walking in the greatness 
of his strength ? I, that speak justice, and am a de- 
fender to save. Why then is thy apparel red, and 
thy garments like them that tread in the wine press? 
I have trodden the wine press alone, and of the 
Gentiles there is not a man with me : I have tramp- 
led on them in my indignation, and have trodden 
them down in my wrath, and their blood is sprink- 
led upon my garments, and I have stained all my 
apparel. For the day of vengeance is in my heart, 
the year of my redemption is come. 1 looked 
about, and there was none to help ; i sought, and 
there was none to give aid : and my own arm hath 
saved me, and my indignation itself hath helped me. 
And I have trodden down the people in my wrath, 
and made them drunk in my indignation, and have 
brought down their strength to the earth. I will 
remember the tender mercies of the Lord, the praise 
of the Lord for all the things that the Lord hath bo- 
stowed on us. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixviii. Turn not away thy face 
from thy servant, for I am in great distress: hear me 
speedily. V. Save me, O God, for the waters have 
entered even into my soul ; 1 am sunk into deep 
mire, and there is no standing. 

The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit, 
II. COLLECT. Dtus, qui. O God, who 
wouhlgt have thy Son surfer on the cross, to deliver 
us from the power of the enemy \ grant that we iliy 



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servants, may obtain the grace of his resurrection. 
Thro' the same. 

II. LESSON, haias Hii. Tn those days: Isaias 
said ; Who l^ath believed our report ? and to whom 
is the arm of the Lord revealed ? And he shall grow 
up as a tender plant before him, and as a root out . 
of a thirsty ground: there is no beauty in him, nor 
comeliness: and we have seen him, and there was 
no sightliness that we should be desirous of him : 
despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sor- 
rows, and acquainted with infirmity; and his look 
was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we 
esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our infir- 
mities, and carried our sorrows; and we have 
thought him as it were a leper, and as one struck by 
God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our ini- 
quities, he was bruised for our sins: the chastisement 
of our peace was upon him, and by his bruises we 
are healed All we like sheep have gone astray, 
every one hath turned aside into his own way, and 
the Lord hath laid upon him the iniquity of us all. 
He was offered because it was his own will, and he 
opened not his mouth : he shall be led as a sheep 
to the slaughter, and shall be dumb as a lamb be- 
fore his shearer, and he shall not open his mouth : 
he was taken away from distress, and from judg, 
ment: who shall declare his generation? because 
he is cut off out of the land of the living; for the 
wickedness of my people have i struck him. And 
he shall give the ungodly for his burial, and the 
rich for his death; because he hath done no iniqui- 
ty, neither was there deceit in his mouth. And the 
Lord was pleased to bruise him in infirmity : if he 
shall lay down his life for sin, he shall see a long- 
lived seed, and the will of the Lord shall be prosper- 
ous in his hand. Because his soul hath laboured, he 
shall see and be filled: by his knowledge shall this 



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my just servant justify many, and he shall bear their 
niquities. Therefore will I distribute to him very 
many, and he shall divide the spoils of the strong, 
Because he hath delivered his soul unto death, and 
was reputed with the wicked; and he hath borne the 
ins of many, and hath prayed for the transgressors. 

TRACT. Ps. ci. Lord, hear my prayer, and 
et my cry come unto thee. V. Turn not away thy 
ace from me ; but whenever I am in distress, give 
car to me. V. In whatever day I shall call upon 
thee, hear me speedily. V. For my days have va- 
nished like smoke ; and my bones are as if they were 
fried in a frying-pan. V. I was blasted like the 
grass, and my heart withered; because I forgot to 
eat my bread. V. But thou, O Lord, wilt arise and 
have mercy on Sion ; for the time to have mercy ort 
her is come, 
T/ic : PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, 

aci-ording to Luke xxii. xxiii. 
AT that time: The feast of unleavened bread* 
* which is called the Pasch, was at hand. And 
the chief priests and the scribes sought how they 
might put Jesus to death : but they feared the peo- 
ple. And Satan entered into Judas, whowassur- 
nawed Iscariot, one of the twelve. And he went, 
and discoursed with the chief priests and the magis- 
trates, how he might betray him to them. And 
they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. 
And he promised. And he sought opportunity to 
betray him in the absence of the multitude. And 
the day of the unleavened bread cami% on which 1 it 
was necessary that the pasch should be killed. And 
lie sent Peter and John, saying: Go and prep- 
the pasch, that we may eat. Rut they said : VVh* r,> 
wilt thou that we prepare? And he said to them : 
Uphold, as you go into the city, there shall meet 
vein a man cam ing a pitcher of water ; follow him 
e he enu-reth in; and you shsll 



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say to the good man of the house: The Master 
saith to thee; Where is the guest-chamber, where 
I may eat the pasch with my disciples ? And he will 
shew you a large dining-room furnished; and there 
prepare. And they going, found as he had said to 
them, and they made ready the pasch. And when 
the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve 
apostles with him. And he said to them ; With 
desire I have desired to eat this pasch with you be- 
fore I suffer. For I say to yon, that from this time 
I will not eat it, till it be fulfilled in the kingdom of 
God. And having taken the chalice he gave 
thanks, and said : Take and divide it among you. 
For I say to you, that I will not drink of the fruit of 
the vine, till the kingdom of God come. And tak- 
ing bread, he gave thanks, and brake, and gave to 
them, saying: This is my body, which is given to 
you: do this for a commemoration of me. In like 
manner the chalice also, after he had supped, say. 
ing: This is the chalice, the new testament of my 
blood, which shall be slvad for you. But yet be- 
hold, the hand of him that betrayeth me, is with 
me on the table. And the Son of Man indeed go* 
eth, according to that which is determined ; but 
wo to that man by whom he shall be betrayed. And 
they began to enquire among themselves, which of 
them it was that should do'this thing And there 
was also a strife amongst them, which f them 
should seem to be greater, And he said to them : 
The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them ; and 
they that have power over them, are called benefi- 
cent. But you not so : but he that is the greater 
nmong you, let him be as the younger; and he 
that is the leader, as he that serveth. For which is 
greater, he that sitteth at table, or he that serveth ? 
Is not he that sitteth at table ? bat i am in the midst 
of you, as he that serveth : and you are they who 
have continued with me in my temptations: and I 



HOLY WEEK. 2^5 *' 

appoint to you, as my Father hath appointed to nv, 
a kingdom: that you may eat and drink at my ta- 
ble in my kingdom; and may sit upon thrones 
judging the -twelve tribes of Israel, And the Lord 
said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to 
have you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I 
have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not; and thou, 
being once converted, confirm thy brethren. And 
he said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee 
both into prison, and to death. And he said : I say 
to thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, till 
tliou thrice deniest that thou knowest me. And he 
said to them ; When I sent you without purse, and 
and scrip, and shoes, did \ou want any thing? But 
they said: Nothing. Then said he to them: But 
now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and like- 
wise a scrip : and he that hath no sword, let him sell 
his coat, and buy one. For J say to you, that this 
that is written must yet be fulfilled in me, " And he 
was reckoned among the wicked :" for the thing? 
concerning me have an end. But they said: Lord, 
here are two swords. And he said to them; It is 
enough. And going out he went according to his 
custom to the mount of Olives. And his disciples 
also followed him. And when he was come to the 
place, he said to them ; Pray, lest you enter into 
temptation. And he was withdrawn away from 
them a stone's cast ; and kneeling down he pray, 
ed, saving: Fat her, if thou wilt, remove this cha- 
lice from me; but yet not my will, but thine be 
done. And there appeared to him an angel from 
heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agon)', 
he prayed the longer. And his sweat became as 
drops of blood trickling down upon the ground. 
And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to 
his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow* 
And he said to them : Why sleep you ? Aris~, pray, 
l'-st you enter into te notation. A* he was yet speak- 



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ing, behold a multitude: and he that was called 
Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and 
drew near to Jesus to kiss him. And Jesus said to 
him : Judas, dost thou betray the Son of Man with 
a kiss? And they that were about him, seeing what 
would follow, said to him : Lord, shall we strike 
with the sword ? And one of them struck the servant 
of the high- priest, and cut off his right ear. But Je- 
sus answering, said : Suffer ye thus far. And when 
lie had touched his ear, he healed him. And Jesus 
said to the chief priests and magistates of the temple, 
and the ancients that were come to him : Are you 
come out, as it were against a thief, with swords 
and clubs? When I was daily with you in the tern- 
pie, you did not stretch forth your hands against me : 
but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. 
Then they laid hold on him, and led him to the 
high priest's house : but Peter followed afar off. 
And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of 
the hall, and were sitting about it, Peter was in the 
midst of them. And when a certain servant maid 
had seen him sitting at the light, and had earnestly 
looked upon him, she said: This man was also with 
him. But he denied, saying: Woman, I know him 
not. And after a little while, another seeing him, 
said; Thou also art one of them. But Peter said: 
O man, I am not. And about the space of one 
hour after, another man affirmed, saying: Of a 
truth this mar was also with him; for he is also a 
Galilean. And Pete/ said : Man, I know not what 
thou sayest. And immediately while he was yet 
speaking, the cock crew. And the Lord turning 
looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word 
of the Lord how he had said : Before the cock crow, 
thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out and 
wept bitterly. And the men that held him, mocked 
him, and struck him. And they blindfolded him, 
and smote him on the face. And they asked him, 



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saying : Prophesy, who is it that struck thee ? And 
many other things blaspheming they said against 
him. And as soon as it was day, the ancients of the 
people, and the chief priests, and scribes, came to- 
gether, and they brought him into their council, 
saying ; If thou be the Christ, tell us. And he said 
to them : If 1 shall tell you, you will not believe me j 
and if 1 shall also ask you, you will not answer me, 
nor let me go. But hereafter the Son of Man shall 
be sitting pn the right hand of the power of God, 
Then said they all : Art thou the Son of God ? Aipd 
he said : You say that I am. Then they said : What 
need we any further testimony ? For ourselves have 
heard it from his own mouth. (Chap, xxiii.) And 
the whole multitude of them rose up, and led him 
away to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, say- 
ing: We have found this man perverting our nation, 
and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying 
that he is Christ the King. And Pilate asked him, 
saying ; Art thou the king of the Jews ? And he an- 
swered and said : Thou sayest it. Then Pilate said 
to the chief priests and to the multitude : I find no 
cause in this man. But they were more earnest, 
saying: He stirreth up the people, teaching through, 
out all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place. 
And Pilate hearing of Galilee, asked if the man 
were a Galilean ? And when he understood that 
he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him 
away to Herod, who himself was also at Jerusa- 
lem in those days. And Herod seeing Jesus was 
very glad, for he was desirous of a long time to see 
him, because he had heard many things of him j 
and he hoped to see some miracle wrought by him. 
And he questioned him with many words. But he 
answered him nothing. And the chief priests and 
the scribes stood by, earnestly accusing him. And 
Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and 
mocked him, putting on him a white garment, and 
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sent him back to Pilate. And Herod and Pilate 
Wf re made friends together that same day ; for be- 
fore they were enemies to one another. Then Pilate 
calling together the chief priests, and the magis- 
tra es, and the people, said to them: You have 
brought this man to me as one that perveiteth the 
people, and behold I, having examined him before 
you, find no cause in this man touching those things 
wherein you accuse him. No, nor Herod neither; 
for 1 sent you to him, and behold, nothing worthy 
of death is done to him I will chastise him there- 
fore, and release him. Now of necessity he was to 
release them one upon the feast day. But the whole 
multitude cried out at once, saying; Away with this 
man, and release un o us Barabbas; who, for a cer- 
tain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was 
cat into prison. And Pilate s.;oke to them again, 
de iring to release Jesus. But they cried out, saying; 
Ciuc fy him, crucify him. And he said to them the 
third time: Why, what evil hath this man done? I 
iind no cause of death in him ; I will chastise him 
therefore, and let him go. But they were instant 
with loud voices requiring that he might be cruci- 
fied; and their voices prevailed. And Pilate gave 
sentence that it should be as they required. And 
he released unto them him, who for murder an^i 
sedition had been cast into prison, whom they had 
desired ; but Jesus he delivered up to their will. 
And as they led him away, they laid hold on one 
Simon of Cyivne, that was coming out of the conn- 
try ; and thfy laid the cross on him to carry after 
Jesus. And there followed him a great multitude 
of people, and of women ; who bewailed and la* 
memed him. But Jesus turning to them, said ; 
Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me, but 
weep for yourselves, and for your children. For 
behold the days shall come, wherein they will say, 
Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have 
riot borne, and the paps that have not given suck. 



HOLY WEEK. l5 9 

Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall 



they were come to thaplace which is called Calvary, 
hel crucified him there; and ^^\~g5 
the right hand, and the other on the eft. And Jesus 
said ; Father, forgive them, for they know not what 
'they do. But they divided his garments and cast lots 
And the people stood beholding, and the rulers w th 
them derided him, saying: He saved otheis, let him 
save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. 
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, 
and offering him vinegar, and saying : It thou be he 
king of the>ws, save thyself. And there was also 
a superscription over him in letters of Greek, and 
Latin, and Hebrew: THIS is THE KING OF TH 
TEWS. And one of those robbers who were hang- 
ed, blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save 
thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked 
him, savins : Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou 
art under the same condemnation : And we indeed 
justly, lor we receive the due reward of our de( 
but this man hath done no evil. And he said to Je- 
sus : Lord, remember me when thou shall come in- 
to thy kingdom. And Jesus said to him; Amen 1 
say to thee ; this day thou shall be with me in para- 
dise. And it was almost the sixth hour 5 amt^ere 
u as darkness over all the earth until the nmtn hour. 
A'vt the sun \vas darkened; aw} the veil of ihe tem- 
ple was rent in the midst. And Ji;sus cr\mg with a 
loud voice, said : Father, into thy hands 1 commend 
my spirit, And saying this, he gave up t!-.- gin 
Now the centurion seeing what was clone, gioniie 
God, savins: Indeed this was a just man. And all 
& multitude of them that were come togttner to 
* Here ail kneel, and pause, 



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270 WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK. 

that sight, and saw the things that were done, return* 
ed striking their breasts. And all his acquaintance, 
and the women that had followed him from Galilee, 
stood afar off, beholding these things, 
Here is said the Prayer, Cleanse my heart, &c.p. xx. 

AN D behold there was a man named Joseph, who 
was a counsellor, a good and just man (the 
same had not consented to their counsel and doings) 
of Arimathea, a city of Judea, who also himself 
looked for the kingdom of God. This man went to 
Pilate and begged the body of Jesus. And taking 
him down he wrapped him in fine linen, and laid 
him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, where- 
in never yet any man had been laid. 

OFFERT. Ps. ci. O Lord, hear my prayer, and 
let my cry come to thee: turn not away thy face 
from me. 

SECRET. Accept, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
the offerings we have made; and mercifully grant, 
that we may receive, with pious sentiments, what 
we celebrate in the mystery of the passion of our 
Lord. Thro' the same. 

COMM. Ps. ci. I mingled my drink with my 
tears, because when thou hadst raised me up, thou 
didst cast me down, and I withered as grass ; but 
thou, O Lord, continuest for ever: thou wilt arise, 
and have mercy on Sion; because the time to have 
mercy on her, is come. 

P. COMM. iffrg/rc. Grant, O Almighty God, 
that we may have a lively hope, that thou hast given 
us eternal life by the temporal death of thy Son, re- 
presented in these adorable mysteries. Thro' the same, 

Let us pray. Bow down your heads to God. 

PRAYER. Respice. Look down, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, on this thy family, for which our 
Lord Jesus Christ scrupled not to be delivered into 
the hands of wicked men, and undergo the punish* 
men i of the cross. Who liveth, &c. secret* 






:iail THOL T ,O vain ir. 
-AVJ^at /.^s.vor ra.'ifi i. 



ji.to complain of? 

'ion 



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MAUNDY-THURSDAV. - 

INTROIT. Gal. iv. 

WE ought to glory 7\T^ S autem gloriari 
in the cross of 4. oporttt in cruce Do- 
our Lord Jesus Christ : mini no&tri Jesu Christi ; 
in whom is our salva- in quo est salus, vita, et 
tion, life and resurrec- resurrectio nostra : per 
tion : hy whom we have quern salvati, et liberati 
been saved and delivered, sumus. 
Ps. May God have mercy Ps. Ixvi. Deus miserca- 
on us, and bless us: may tur nostri, et benedicat 
his countenance shine nubia : illumi/iet vultum 
upon us, and may he suum super ?ws, et mise* 
take pity on us. We reatur nostri. Noa an* 
ought, &c. tern, 4'C. to Ps. 

r^ The bells are rung during the whole time of the 

Gloria in excelsis ; after which they remam silent 9 

till the same time on Holy Saturday. 

COLLECT. Deus, a quo. O God, from whom 
both Judas received the punishment of his sin, and 
the thief the reward of his confession; grant us the 
effects of thy mercy; that as our Lord Jesus Christ, 
at the time of his passion, bestowed on both diffe- 
rent rewards according to their merits j so, having 
destroyed the old man in us, he may give us grace to 
rise again with him. Who liveth. 

EPISTLE. r Cor. xi. 20. 32. Brethren: 

When you come therefore together into one place, 
it is not now to eat the Lord's supper. For every 
one taketh before his own supper to eat. And one 
indeed is hungry, and another is drunk. What, 
have you not houses so eat and drink in? Or'des- 
pise ye the church of God; and put them to shame 
that have not? What shall I say to you? Do 1 
praise you ? In this I praise you not. For I have 
received of the Lord that which also I delivered to 



27* THE MASS FOR 

you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which 
he was betrayed, took bread, and giving thanks, 
broke, and said: TAKE YE AND EAT ; THIS is MY 

BODY WHICH SHALL BE DELIVERED FOR YOU: 
THIS DO FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF ME. Ill 

like manner also the Chalice, after he had supped, 
faying; THIS CHALICE is THE NEW TESTAMENT 

IN MY BLOOD; THIS DO YE, AS OFTEN AS YE 
SHALL DRINK IT, FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF 

ME. For as often >ou shall eat this bread, and 
drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the 
Lord, until he come. Wherefore whosoever 
shall eat tnis bread, and drink the chalice of the 
Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and 
blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself, 
and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that 
chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unwor- 
thily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not 
discerning the body of the Lord. Therefore are 
there many infirm and weak among you, and many 
sleep. But if we would judge ourselves, we should 
not bejudged. But whilst we are judged, we are 
chastised by the Lord : that we be not condemned 
with this world. 

GRADUAL. Phil. ii. 

Christ for us became Christ^ s fact us est pro 
obedient unto death, nobis obediens usque ad 
even the death" of the mortem, mortem an lew 
t'ros, V. Therefore did cruets, V. Propier qiwrt 
God raise him up, and ti Dem exaltavit i(lnn> 9 
gave him a name, which et dtdit illi nomen, quud 
is above every name. est super omne no-men. 

(002fpU Jotn xiii. ' f 5 Before the fes- 
tival day of the pa-jch, Jesus knowing -that his hour 
was come that he should pass out of this world to 
the Father: having loved his own who were in :h- 
world, he loved them to the end. And when 
supper was done, (the devil having now put it into 



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the heart of Judas, the son of Simon, the Iscariot, to 
betray him) knowing that the Father had given 
him all things into his hands, and that he came irom 
God, and goeth to God: he riseth from supper, 
and layeth aside his garments, and having taken a 
towtl, girded himself. After that, he putteth water 
into a buson, and began to wash the feet of the dis- 
ciples, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith 
he was girded. He cometh therefore to Simon Pe- 
ter. And Peter saith to him : Lord, dost thou wash 
my feet ? Jesus answered, and said to him*: What I 
do, thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know 
hereafter. Peter saith to him ; Thou shalt never 
wash my feet. Jesus answered him : It I wash thee 
not, thou shalt have no part with me. Simon Pe- 
ter saith to him : Lord, not only my feet, but also 
rny hands and my head. Jesus saith to him : He- 
that is washed, needeth not but to wash his feet, but 
is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all* 
For he knew who he was that would betray him; 
therefore he said : You are not all clean. Then 
after he had washed their feet, and taken his gar- 
ments, being set down again, he said to them : 
Know you what I have done to you ? You call 
me, Master, and Lord : and you say well, for so 
I am. If thn I, being your Lord and Master, have 
washed your feet; you also ought to wash one ano- 
ther's feet. For I have given you an example, that 
asl have done to you, so do you also. CREDO. 
OFFERTORY. Ps. cxvii. 

The r ght hand of the Dextera Domini fecit 
Lord hath displayed its virtutem : dextera Domi- 
might; the right hand ni cxaltavit me; nonmo- 
of the Lord hath raised riar, sect vivam t et narra- 
me up; I shall not die, bo opera Domini. 
but live and publish the 
works of the Lord, 

SECRET. We beseech thee, O holy Lord, AN 



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mighty Father, Eternal God, that pur Lord Jesus 
Christ, thy Son, may make our sacrifice acceptable 
to thee, \vho on this day commanded his disciples 
to celebrate it in ^memory of him. Who. 

COMMUNICANTES. Being united in com- 
munion and celebrating this most sacred day, on 
which our Lord Jesus Christ was betrayed for us; 
and also honouring in the first place the memory of 
glorious Mary, ever a Virgin, and Mother of the 
same God, and our Lord Jesus Christ: as also thy 
blessed apostles, &c. (asin ^eORDiNA.RY 1j p.xxxiv.) 

HANCIGITUR, We therefore beseech thee, 

Lord, graciously to accept this offering of us thy 
servants, and of thy whole family, which we make 
in memory of that day on which our Lord Jesus 
Christ commanded his disciples to celebrate the 
mysteries of his body and blood ; and dispose our 
clays in peace, preserve us from eternal damnation, 
and rank us in the number of thy elect. Thro*. 

Which oblation &c. as in p. xxxv. 
N. B. The PAX is not given to-day. 

COMMUNION. Johnx'm. 
The Lord Jesus, after Dominus Jesus, post* 
he had supped with his quam ccenavit cum disci* 
disciples, washed their pulis suis, lavit pedes eo 
feet, and said to them; rum, et ait illis: scitis, 
Do you understand what quid fecerim vobis, ego 

1 have done to you, I Dominus et Magister ? 
who am your Lord and Exemplum dtdi vobis, ut 
Master? I have set you etvositafaciatis* 

an example, that you may do the same. 

P. CO MM. Refecti.We beseech thee, O Lord, 
our God, that being nourished with this life giving 
food, we may receive by thy grace, in immortal 
glory, what we celebrate in this mortal life. Thro 1 . 

*** Whilst the SACRED HOST, consecrated for the 
Mass of to-morrow, is carrying in procession to the 



MAUNDY-THURSDAY. 27$ 

place prepared for its reception, the following 
Hymn is sung. 

PAnge lingua gloriosi Ad firmandum 
Corporis mysterium 
Sanguinisque pretiosi, 
Quern in mundi pretium 
Fructus ventris generosi, 
Rex efYudit Gentium. 
Nobis datus, nobis 

natus, 

Ex intacta virgine, 
Et in mundoconversatus 
Sparso verbi semine, 
Sui moras incolatus 
Miro clausit ordine. 
In supremse noctae cse- 
noe [bus, 

Recumbens cum fratri- 
Observata lege plene 
Cibis in legalibus : 
Cibum turbae duodenae 
Se dat suis manibus. 
Verbum caro panem 

verum 

Verbo carnem efficit ; 
Fitque sanguis Christi 

merum, 
Et si sens us deficit : 

VESPERS. 

Ant. /TALICEM salutarisaccipiam, etnomenDo- 
V^ mini invocabo. 

Ps. cxv. 

propter meo; * omnis homo 
mendax. 

Quid retribuam Do- 
mino, * pro omnibus 
quae retribuit mihi ? 



cor sm 
cerum 
Sola fides sufficit. 

TAntum ergo sacra- 
mentum 

Veneremur eernui ; 
Et antiquum documen* 

turn 

Novo cedafc ritui : 
Prsestet fides supplemen- 

tum 
Sensuum defectui. 

Genitori, genitoque 
Laus et jubilatio; 
Salus, honor, virtus,quo 

que 

Sit et benedictio; 
Procedenti ab utroque 
Com par sit laudatio 

Amen. 



coelo 



V. Panem de 
prsestitisti eis. 

R. Omnedelectamen- 
turn in se habentem. 



quod locutussumj 
* ego autem humiliatus 
sum nimis. 
Ego dixi in excess u 



276 VESPERS FOR 

Calicem salutaris acci- O Domine, quia ego 
piam, *et nomen Domi- servustuus, *ego servus 
ni invocabo. 

Vota mea 



Domino 
reddam in conspectu 
omnis populi ejus; * in 
atriis domus Domini, in 
medio tui, Jerusalem. 

Vota mea Domino 
reddam coram omni po- 
pulo ejus; *pretiosa in 
conspectu Domini mors 
sanctorum ejus. 



tuus, et filiusancillae tuae, 
Dirupisti vincula mea; 
* tibi sacrificabo hostiam 
laudis et nomen Domini 
invocabo. 



Ps. cxix. 



Ant. Calicem, &c. 

Ant. Cum his qtii ode- 
runt pacem, eram pacifi- 
cus; dum loquebar illis, 
impugnabant me gratis. 



AD Dominum, cum 
tribularer, clamavi, 
* et exaudivit me. 

Domine, libera ani- 
mam meam a labiis ini- 
quis, * et a lingua do- 
losa, 

Quid detur tibi, aut 
quid apponetur tibi* ad 
linguam dolosam ? 

SagitUe potentis acu- 
tae, *cum carbonibus 
desolatoriis. 

Ps. cxxxix 

ERIPE me, Domine, 
i ab hoiiiine malo : * 
a viro iniquo eripe me. 

Qui cogitaverunt ini- 
quitatesin corde ; * tota 
die constituebant praelia. 

Acuerunt linguas suas 
sicut serpemis; * vene- 
num aspiduni sub labiis 
eorum, 



Heu mihi, quia incola- 
tus meus prolongatus est ; 
habitavi cumhabitantibus 
Cedar: *multum incola 
fuit anima mea. 

Cum his qui oderunt 
pacem, eram pacificus ; 
* cum loquebar illis, ex-' 
pugnabant me gratis. 

Ant. Cum his. 

Ant. Ab hominibus 
iniquis libera me, Domi- 
ne. 



Custodi me, Domine, 
de manu peccatoris ; * 
et ab hominibus iniquis 
eripe me. 

Qui cogitaverunt sup- 
plantare gressus mros, * 
absconderunt superbi la- 
quenm mihi. 

Et tunes extenderunt in 
laqueum ; * juxta iter 



MAUNDY 

scandalum posuerunt 
jnihi. 

Dixi Domino ; Dens 
meus es tu ; * exaudi 
Domine, vocem clepre- 
cationis mrac. 

Doi'iine, Domine, vir- 
tus sain (is meae; *oburn- 
brasti suprr caput meum 
in die belli. 

No tradas me, Domi- 
ne, a desiderio meo 
peccatori; *cogitaverunt 
contra me; ne derelinquas 
me, nc forte exaltentur. 

Caput circuitus eorum, 
* labor labiorum ipsorum 
operiet eos. 

Cadent super eos car- 
bones, in ignem dejicies 
j. a 

DOmine, clamavi ad 
te, exaudi me; * 
intende voci meie, cum 
tlamivero ad te. 

Dirigatur oratio mea, 
sicut incensum, in con- 
spectu tuo ; * elevatio 
manuum mearumsacrifi- 
cium vespertinum. 

Pone Domine custo- 
diam ori meo; *etostium 
circumstantiae labiis 
meis. 

Non declines cor me- 
um in verba malitiae, * 



THURSDAY. 27? 

eos: * in miseriis non 
subsistent. 

\"ir linguosus non di- 
ri^etnr in terra : * virum 
injustnm mala capient in 
interitu. 

Cognovi quia faciet 
Dominus judicitun ino- 
pis; * etvindictam pau- 
pernm. 

Verumtamenjusticon- 
fitebunter nomini tuo ; * 
ct habitabunt recti cum 
vultu tuo. 

Ant. Ab hominibus 
iniquis. 

Ant. Custodi me a la- 
queo quern statuerunt 
mibi, et a scandalis ope- 
rantinm inicjuitatem. 
cxi. 

ad excusandas excusa* 
tiones in peccatis. 

Cum hominibus ope- 
rantibus inicjuitatem; 
* et non communicabo 
cum elettis eorum. 

Corripiet me Justus in 
misericordia, et increpa- 
bit me ; * oleum autem 
peccatoris non impinguet 
caput meum. 

Quoniam adhuc et o* 
ratio mea in beneplaci- 
tis eorum ; * absorpti 
sunt juncti petra* judices 
eorum. 



A a 



2;S VESPERS FOR. 

Audient verba mea 
quoniam potuerunt. * 
Sicut crassitudo terrse 
erupta est super terram. 

Dissipata sunt ossa 
nostra secus infernum ; * 
quiaad te, Domine, Do- 
mine, oculi mei; in te 
speravi non auferas ani- 
mam meam. 

Custodi me a laqueo, 



v 



quern statuerunt mihi; * 
et a scandalis operantium. 
iniquitatem. 

Cadent in reticuloejus 
peccatores; *singuiariter 
sum ego donee transeam* 

Ant. Custodi me. 

Ant. Considerabam ad 
dexteram ; et videbam ; 
et non erat qui cognosce- 
ret me. 
Ps. cxli. 

OCE mea ad Domi- non erat qul requirat ani- 
mam meam. 

Clamavi ad te, Domi- 
ne, * dixi ; tu es spes 
mea, portio mea in ter- 
ra viventium. 

Intende ad deprecatto- 
nem meam $ *quia hu- 
miliatus sum nimis. 

Libera me a perse, 
quentibus me; * quia 
con fortati sunt super me. 

Educ de custodia ani- 
mam meam ad confiten- 
dum nomini tuoj * me 
expectant justi donee 
retribuas mihi. 

Ant. Considerabam ad 
dexteram. 



mini clamavi; 
ce mea ad Dominum de 
precatus sum. 

Effundo in conspectu 
ejus orationem meam, * 
et tribulationem meam 
ante ipsum pronuntio ; 

In deficiendo ex me 
spiritum meum : * et tu 
cognovisti semitas meas. 

In via hac, qua am- 
bulabam, * absconderunt 
superbi laqueum mihi. 

Considerabam ad dex- 
teram, et videbam ; * 
et non erat qui cognos- 
ceret me. 



Periit f'uga a me, * et 

At the Magnificat. 

Ant. Gcnantibus au. V. Christus factus 

tern illis accepit Jesus est pro nobis obedi* 

panem, et benedixt ac ens usque ad mor* 

fregit, deditquediscipulis tern. 

8UU. 



MAgnificat * anima 
mea Dominum. 

Et exultavit spiritus 
rneus * in Deo salutari 
meo. 

Quia rcspexit humili- 
tatemancillge susej * eo 
ce .enim ex hoc beatam 
nie dicent omnes genera- 
tiones. 

Quia fecit mihi mag- 
na, qui potens est; * et 
sanctum nomen ejus. 

Et misericordia ejus a 
progenie in progenies, * 
i mer.tibus eum. 



MAUNDY-THURSDAY. 279 

Fecit potentiam in bra- 
chio suo ; * dispersit su- 
perbos mente cordis suu 

Deposuit potentes de 
sede; * et exaltavit hu- 
miles. 

Esurientes implevit 
bonis ; *et divites dimisit 
inanes. 

Suscepit Israel puerum 
siium; *recordatus mi- 
ser icordiae SUSG. 

Sicut locutus est ad 
patres nostros ; * Abra- 
ham, et semini ejus, in 
ssecula. 



'!< re all kneel i and say, Our Father, &c. in secret. 
Ps. 1. 



B Iserere mei Deus,* 
< secundum mag- 
i in misericordiam tu 
am. 

Et secundum mnltitu- 
dinem miserationum tu- 
arum, *dele iniquitatem 
measn. 

Amplius lava me ab 
iniquitate mea; * et a 
peccato meo munda me. 

Quoniam iniquitatem 
meam ego cognosce; * 
et peccatum meum con- 
tra me est semper. 

Tibi soli peccavi, et 
malum coram te feci; * 
nt justificeris in sermoni- 
bus tuis, et vincas cum 
judicaris. 



Ecce enim in tequila- 
tibns concept us sum ; * 
et in peccatis concepit 
nie mater mea. 

Ecce enim veritatem 
dilexisti ; *incerta et oo 
culta sapientise tux ma- 
nifestasti mihi. 

Asperges me hyssopo, 
et mundabor; * iavabis 
me, et super nivem deal- 
babor. 

Auditui meo dabis 
gaudium et leetitiam ; * 
et exultabunt ossa huml* 
liata. 

Averte faciem tuam a 
peccatis meis ; *et omnes 
iniquitates meas dele. 

Cor mundum crea in 



Aa 



aS2 GOOD-FRIDAY- 

less than may suffice to eat the lamb, he shall take 
unto him his neighbour that joineth to his house, 
according to the number of souls which may be 
enough to eat the lamb. And it shall be a lamb 
without blemish,* a male of one year) according to 
which rite also he shall kill a kid. And you shall 
keep it unto the fourteenth day of this month : and 
the whole multitude of the children of Israel shall 
sacrifice it in the evening. And they shall take of 
the blood thereof, and put it upon both the side- 
posts, and on the upper door posts of the houses, 
wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the 
flesh that night roasted at the fire, and unlea- 
vened bread, with wild lettuce. You shall not eat 
thereof any thing raw, nor boiled in water, but on- 
ly roasted at the fire : you shall eat the head with 
the feet and entrails thereof. Neither shall there 
remain any thing of it until morning. If there be 
any thing left, you shall burn it with fire. And 
thus you sail eat it : you shall gird your reins, and 
you shall have shoes on your feet, holding staves in 
your hands, and you shall eat in haste : for it is the 
Phase (that is the passage) of the Lord. 

TRACT. Ps. cxxxix. *Eripe me, Domine, ab 
homine malo ; a tsiro iniquo tibera me, fyc. 

Rescue me, O Lord, from the wicked man ; from 
the unjust man deliver me. V. Who devised wick* 
edness in their hearts; all the day long prepared for 
war. V. They sharpened their tongues like the 
serpent; the venom of asps was on their lips. Y^ 
Secure me, O Lord, from the hands of the sinner \ 
and from unjust men deliver me. V. The proud 
ones, who thought to trip up my heels, laid a hid- 
den snare for me. V. And they stretched out ropes, 
as a snare for my feet : by the way side they put a, 
stumbling-block for me. V I said to the Lord; 
thou art my God; hear, O Lord, the voice of my 
prayer. V. Lord, Lord, the might of my salva* 



MASS OF THE FRESANCT1FIED. 283 

tion, cover thoii ray head in the day of battle. V. 
Deliver me not, O Lord, against my \\ish, up to 
the sinner; they have plotted against me, do not 
thou forsake me, lest they should glory. V. All 
their wiles and all their calumnies, themselves shall 
overwhelm. V. But the righteous shall praise thy 
name, and the upright shall dwell in thy sight. 
The PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, 

according to John xviii. and xix. 
AT that time: Jesus went with his disciples over 
^* the brook Cedron, where there was a garden, 
into which he entered with his disciples. Now Judas 
also, who betrayed him, knew the place ; because 
Jesus had often resorted thither together with his 
disciples. Judas therefore having received a band 
of soldiers, and servants from the chief priests and 
the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns, and 
torches, and weapons. Jesus therefore knowing all 
things that should come upon him, went forth, and 
said to them : Whom seek ye ? They answered 
him : Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith to them : I am 
he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, stood 
\vith them. As soon then as he had said to 
them: I am he : they went backward, and fell to 
the ground. Again therefore he asked them: Whom 
seek ye: And they said; Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus 
answered ; 1 have told you, that I am he. If there- 
fore you seek me, let these go their way. That the 
word might be fulfilled which he said: Of them 
whom thou hast given me, I have not lost any one. 
Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it ; and 
struck the servant of the high-priest, and cut off his 
right ear. And the name of the servant was Malchus. 
Jesus then said to Peter: Put up thy sword into 
the scabbard; The chalice which my Father hath 
given me, shall 1 not drink it. Then the band, and 
the tribune, and the servants of the Jews took Jesus, 
and they bound him: And they led him muw to 



284 GOOD. FRIDAY. 

Annas first, for he was father-in-law to Caiphas, 
who was the high priest of that year. Now Cai- 
phas was he who had given the counsel to the Jews: 
That it was expedient that one man should die for 
the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so 
did another disciple. And that disciple was known 
to the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the 
court of the high priest. But Peter stood at the 
door without. The other disciple therefore who 
was known to the high priest, went out, and spoke 
to the porteress, and brought in Peter. And the 
maid that was porteress, saith to Peter ; Art 
not thou also one of this man's disciples : He saith ; 
I am not. Now the servants and officers stood at 
a fire of coals, because it was cold, and warmed 
themselves. And with them was Peter also standing 
and warming himself. The high priest then asked 
Jesus of his disciplt-s and of his doctrine. Jesus 
answered him: 1 have spoken openly to the world : 
i have always taught in the synagogue, and in the 
temple, whither all the Jews resort ; and in secret I 
have spoken nothing. Why asketh thou me ? ask 
them \vho have heard what I have spoken unto 
them ; behold they know what things I have said. 
And when he had said these things, oue of the offi- 
cers standing by, gave Jesus a blow, saying: An* 
swerestthou the high priest so? Jesus answered him; 
If I have spoken evil, give testimony of the evil -. but 
if well, why strikes! thou me? And Annas sent him 
bound. to Caiphas the high priest. And Simon Peter 
was standing, and warming himself. Thev said 
therefore, to him: Art not thou also one of his dis- 
ciples? He denied it, and said : I am not. One of 
the servants of the high piiest (a kinsman to him 
whose ear Peter cut off) saith to him : JDid not 1 see 
ihee in the garden with him ? The a Pt.-ter again 
denied : and immediately the COCK. crew. Then 
they led Jesus from Caiphas to the governor's hali f 



MASS OK THE PRESANCTIFIED. 285 

And it was morning; and they went not into the 
hall, that they might not be defiled, but that they 
might eat the pasch. Pilate therefore went out to 
them, and said : What accusation bring you against 
this man ? They answered and said to him: it" he 
were not a malefactor we would not have delivered 
him up to thee. Pilate then said to them: Take 
him you, and judge him according to your law. 
The Jews therefore said to him: It is not lawful for 
us to put any man to death. That the word of Jesus 
might be fulfilled which he said, signifying what 
death he should die: Pilate therefore went into the 
hall again, and called Jesus and said to him : Art 
thou the king of the Jews. Jesus answered . Sayest 
thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee 
of me? Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy own 
nation, and the chief priests have delivered thee up 
to me : what hast thou done ? Jesus answered : My 
kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were 
of this world, my servants would certainly strive that 
1 should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my 
kingdom is not from hence. Pilate therefore said to 
him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered : Thou 
sayest, that lama king. For this was I born, and 
for this I came into the world ; that I should give tes- 
timony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, 
heareth my voice. Pilate saith to him : What is 
truth ? And when he had said this, he went out 
again to the Jews, and said to them : I find no 
cause in him. But you have a custom that I should 
release one unto you at the pasch : \\ill you therefore 
that 1 release unto you the king of the Jews ? Then 
cried they all again, saying: Not this man but Barab- 
bas. Now Barabbas was a robber. Then therefore 
Pilate took Jesus, and scourged him. And the sol- 
diers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon his 
head : and they put on him a purple garment. And 
they came to him, and said : Hail, king of the Jews; 



226 GOOD-FRIDAY. 

and they gave him blows. Pilate therefore went 
forth again, and saith to them ; Behold I bring him 
forth unto you, that you may know that 1 find no 
cause in him. (Jesus therefore came forth bearing 
the crown of thorns, and the purple garment.) And 
he saith to them; Behold the man. When the chief 
priests therefore and the officers had seen him, they 
cried out, saying: Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate 
saith to them; Take him you, and crucify him ; for 
I find no cause in him. The Jews answered him : 
We have a law; and according to that law he ought 
to die, because he made himself the Son of God. 
When Pilate therefore had heard this saying, he 
feared the more. And he entered into the hall 
again ; and he said to Jesus : Whence art thou ? 
But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate therefore saith 
to him : Speakest thou not to me? knowest thou not 
that I have power to crucify thee, and I have power 
to release thee? Jesus answered ; Thou shouldst 
not have any power against me, unless it were given 
thee from above. Therefore he that hath delivered 
me to thee, hath the greater sin. And from thence- 
forth Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews 
cried out, saying : If thou release this man, thou art 
not Caesar's friend. For whosoever maketh himself 
a king, speaketh against Csesar. Now when Pilate 
had heard these words, he brought Jesus forth ; and 
sat down in the judgment-seat, in the place that is 
called Lithostrotos, and in the Hebrew Gabbatha. 
And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the 
sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews: Behold your 
king. But they cried out: Away with him, away 
with him, crucify him. Pilate saith to them : Shall 
I crucify your king ? The chief priests answered: We 
have no king but Csesar Then therefore he de- 
livered him to them to be crucified. And they took 
Jesus, and led him forth. And bearing his own 
cross he went forth to that place which is called 



MASS OF THE PRESANCT1FIED. 287 

Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha. Where they 
crucified him, and with him two others, one on 
each side, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote 
a title also ; and he put it upon the cross. And the 
writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING 
OF THE JEWS. This title therefore many of the 
Jews (iid read : because the place where Jesus was 
crucified, was nigh to the city ; and it was written in 
Hebrew, in Greek, and in Latin. Then the chief 
priests of the Jews said to Pilate: Write not, The 
king of the Jews ; but that he said, I am the king of 
the Jews. Pilate answered : What I have written, I 
have written. Then the soldiers when they had 
crucified him, took his garments (and they made four 
parts, to every soldier a part) and also his coat. 
Now the coat was without seam, woven from the 
top throughout. They said then one to another: 
Let us not cut it, but let us cast lots for it whose it 
shall be : that the scripture might be fulfilled which 
saith ? "They have parted my garments among them; 
and upon my vesture they have cast lots." And the 
soldiers indeed did these things. Now there stood 
by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's 
sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. 
When Jesus therefore had seen his mother, and the 
disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his 
mother: Woman, behold thy Son. After that, he 
saith to the disciple : Behold thy mother. And from 
that hour the disciple took her to his own. After- 
ward Jesus knowing that all things were now accom- 
Flished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said: 
thirst. Now there was a vessel set there full of vine- 
gar. And they putting a sponge full of vinegar about 
hyssop, put it to his mouth. Jesus therefore when he 
had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And 
bowing his head, he gave up the ghost*. Then the 

* Here all kneel, and pause. 



2S3 GOOD FRIDAY 

Jews (because it was the parasceve) that the bodir* 
might not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day 
\fbr that was a great sabbath- day) besought Pilate 
that their legs might be broken, and that they might 
be taken away. The soldiers therefore came : and 
they broke the legs of the first, and of the othr-t 
that was crucified with him. But after they came- 
to Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead, 
they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers 
with a spear opened his side, and iui medial 
there came out blood and water. And he that 
saw it hath given testimony : and his testimony i* 
true. And he knoweth that he saith true; that 
you also may believe. For these things were done 
that the scripture might be fulfilled : " You shall 
not break a bone of him." And again another 
scripture saith: "They shall look on him whom 
they pierced.'* 
Here is said, Cleanse my heart. ORDINARY, p .xx, 

AND after these things Joseph of Arimathea 
(because he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly 
for fear of the Jews) besought Pilate that he might 
take the body of Jesus. And Pilate gave leave. He 
came therefore and took away the body of Jesus. 
And Nicodemus also came, he who at the first came 
to Jesus by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh ami 
aloes, about one hundred pound weight. They took 
therefore the body of Jesus, and wound it in linea 
cloths with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is 
to bury. Now th^ere was in the place, where he 
was crucified, a garden : and in the garden a new 
sepulchre, wherein no man had yet been laid. 
There therefore, because of the parasceve of the 
Jews, they laid Jesus, because the sepulchre was 
nigh at hand. 
Then the Priest, standing on the Epistle side, suy, as 

follows : 
[Let us pray, most dearly beloved brethren, for the 



MASS OP THE PRESANCT1FIED. 289 

holy Church of God, that the Lord God would 
be pleased to grant it peace, maintain it in union, 
and preserve it all over the earth. That he \vould 
likewise bring into her bosom the princes and po- 
tentates of the whole world, and grant us peace 
and tranquillity in this life, and to glorify God the 
Father Almighty.] 

Priest. Let us pray. Deacon. Let us kneel down. 
SMcdcon. Stand up again. 

O Almighty and Eternal God, who, by Christ, 
hast revealed thy glory to all nations; preserve 
the works of thine own mercy, that thy Church, 
which is spread over the whole .world, may perse- 
vere with a constant faith in the confession of thy 
name. Thro' the same. R. Amen. 
[Let us pray also for our most holy Father Pope N. 
that our Lord God, who hath made choice of him 
in the order of the Episcopacy, may preserve him 
in health and safety for the good of his holy 
Church, and to govern the holy people of God.] 
Pr. Let us pray. Date. Let us kneel down. 
Sttbd. Stand up again. 

O Almighty and Eternal God, by whose appoint- 
meiuali things are established and maintained; 
mercifully regard our prayers, and, by thy goodness, 
preserve the Prelate chosen to govern us; that the 
Christian people, who arc governed by thy autho- 
rity, ma}- increase the merits of their faith under so 
great a Bishop, Thro', li. Amen. 
[Let us also pray for all Bishops, Priests, Deacons, 
Subdeacons, Acolytes, Exorcists, Readers, Door- 
keepers, Confessors, Virgins, Widows, and for 
all the holy people of God.] 
Pr. Let us pray. Dcac. Let us kneel down. 
Sabd. Stand up again. 

O Almighty and Eternal God, by whose spirit 
the whole body of the Church is sanctified 
Bb 



29 GOOD FRIDAY. 

and governed; hear our prayers for all orders and 
degrees thereof; that, by the assistance of thy grace, 
thou mayest be served by every rank and condition. 
Thro'. R t Amen. 

[Let us pray also for the King, the Defender of the 
faith, that the Lord God may reduce to his obe- 
dience all barbarous nations for our perpetual 
peace ] 

Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 
Subd. Stand up again. 

O Almighty and Eternal God, in whose hands 
are the power and right of all kingdoms: 
graciously look down on the empire of Great Bri- 
tain; that those nations who confide in their own 
haughtiness and strength, may be reduced by the 
power of thy right hand. Thro'. R. Amen. 
[Let us pray also for our Catechumens, that our 
Lord God may open for them the ears of their 
hearts, and the gates of mercy ; that having re- 
ceived the remission of sin by the laver of regene- 
ration, they may also belong to our Lord Jesus 
Christ.] 

Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 
Subd. Stand up again. 

O Almighty and Eternal God, who continually 
makest the Church fruitful in new children; 
increase the faith and understanding of our Cate- 
chumens, that, being again born at the font of bap- 
tvsm, they may be joined to thy adopted children ; 
Thro'. jR. Amen. 

[Let us pray, most dearly beloved brethren, to God 
the Father Almighty, that he would purge the 
\vorld of all errors, cure diseases, drive away fa- 
mine, open prisons, break chains, grant a safe 
return to travellers, health to the sick, and a se 
cure harbour to such as are at sea.] 
Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 
Subd. Stand up again. 



MASS OF THE PRESANCTIFIED. 291 

O Almighty and Eternal God, the comfort of the 
afflicted, and the strength of those that la- 
bour; let the prayers or' all such as call upon thee in 
tribulation, come to thee ; that all with joy, may 
find the effects of thy mercy in their necessities. 
Thro'. R. Amen. 

[Let us pray also for all heretics and schismatics, 
that our Lord God would be pleased to deliver 
them from all their errors, and call them back to 
our holy Mother the Catholic and Apostolic 
Church.] 

Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 
Subd. Stand up again. 

r\ Almighty and Eternal God, who savest all, and 
wouldst have none to perish ; look down on 
those souls that are seduced by the deceits of the de- 
vil ; that the hearts of all those who err, laying aside 
all heretical malice, may repent, and return to the 
unity of thy truth. Thro'. R. Amen. 
[Let us pray also for the perfidious Jews ; that the 
Lord God would withdraw the veil from their 
hearts, that they also may acknowledge our Lord 
Jesus Christ thy Son.] 

3* Flectamus genua is here omitted, in abhorrence of 
the insult offered by the Jews to our Saviour, when 
they knelt before him in derision, in the hall of 
Pilate's palace. 

O Almighty and Eternal God, who denies! not 
thy mercy even to the perfidious Jews; hear 
our prayers which we pour forth for the blindess of 
that people ; that by acknowledging the light of thy 
truth, which is the Christ, they may be brought out 
of their darkness. Thro.' R. Amen. 
[Let us pray also for the Pagans; that Almighty God 
would remove all iniquity from their hearts; that 
quitting their idols, they may be converted to the 
true and living God, and his only Son, Jesus 
Christ our Lord.] 

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292 GOOD FRIDAY. 

IV. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down* 
Sttbd, Stand up again. 

O Almighty and Eternal God, who seekest not 
the death % of sinners, but that they should 
live ; mercifully hear our prayers, and deliver them 
from their idolatry; and, to the piaise and glory of 
thy name, admit them into thy holy Church. Thro' 
Jesus Christ our Lord, who livest. Jt Amen. 
Here the Priest takes dozen the cross, and uncovering 

the top of it, says: 

Anth. Behold the wood of the cross, on which 
hung the Salvation of the World. 
Then the Clergy, and all the people, on their bended 

knees, answer : 

R. Come let us adore*. Venite adoremus, 
%* This Anth. and R. being repeated twice more, till 
the whole Cross is uncovered, the Priest lays it down, 
in a proper place, and all kneeling thrice on both 
knees, reverently approach to, and devoutly kiss, the 
feet of the crucifix. During this ceremony, two 
chanters in the middle of the choir sing, alternately, 
the versicles called the Reproaches, because they are. 
in the name of Christ reproaching the Jezvish people 
with ingratitude, for the manifold blessings and 
favours he had conferred on them. 

V. My people, what V. Popule mem, quid 
have I done to thee ? Or fed tibi f t Aut in quo 
in what have I grieved centrist avi te ? Responds 
thee ? Answer me. mihi. 

* The intention of the Church, in expofing the crofs to 
pur veneration on this day, is, that we might the more 
effe&ually raile up our hearts to HIM who expired 
thereon for our redemption. Whenever, therefore, we 
kneel, or proftrate ourielves before a crucifix, it is JESUS 
CHRIST only whom we adore, and it is in him alone 
that our refpe&s terminate. 



MASS OP THE PRESANCTIFIED. 293 

P. Because I brought V. Quiet edaxi te de 
thee out of the land of terra Egupti: parasti 
of Egypt ; thou hast pre- crucem Salvutori tuo. 
pared a cross for thy 
Saviour. 



I. Choir sines, Agios o Theos. \ n , , r , 

IF. Choir answers, Sanctus Deus. J ol ? Ood ' 

I. Choir, Agios Ischvros J O Most Holy One. 
]I. Choir, Sanctus Fortis. 

on -\ O 

s, j h 

J o 



.y 

I. Choir, Agios, Athanatos eleison -\ O Holy lm 

imas. mortal On-e, 

II. Choir, Sanctus Immortalis, j have mercy 

miserere nobis. J on us. 

* # * After singing the foregoing praises of God in 

Greek and Latin (J'ormtrly the two most universal 

languages, to shew the union between all the, 

Churches) tic o of the second choir proceed wit h the 

Reproaches. 

V. Because I was thy guide through the desart for 
forty years, and fed thee with manna, and brought 
thee into an excellent land, thou hast prepared a 
cross for thy Saviour. 

Then Agios o Theos, &c. is repeated alternately as 
above, after which two of Hie first choir sing : 

V. What more should I have done to thee, and 
have not done ? I have planted thee for my most 
beautiful vineyard: and thou hast proved very bitter 
to me, for in my thirst thou gavest me vinegar to 
drink j and piercedst the side of thy Saviour with a 
spear. 

Agios o Theos, &c. i* repeated as aborr. 

V. For thy sake 1 scourged Egypt with her first- 
horn ; and thou hast delivered me up to be scoi 

The whole Choir.] My people, what have I 
done to thee ? or in what have I grieved thee ? An 
sv.er me. 

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294 GOOD FRIDAY, 

Two of I. Choir.] V. I led thee oiitofEgpyt, 
having drowned Pharaoh in the Red Sea ; and thou 
hast delivered me up to the chief priests. 

The whole Choir. My people, c. 
Two of IT. Choir.] V. I opened the sea before 
thee; and thou hast opened my side with a spear. 

The whole Choir. My people, &c. 
Two of I. Choir.] I went before thee in a pillar 
of cloud; and thou hast brought me to the court of 
Pilate. 

The whole Choir. My people, &c. 
Two of II. Choir.] V. I fed thee with manna 
in the desart ; and thou hast beaten me with buffets 
and stripes. 

The whole Choir. My people, &c. 
Two of I. Choir.] V. I gave thee wholesome 
water to drink out of the rock, and thou hast given 
me gall and vinegar. 

The whole Choir. My people, &c. 
Two of II. Choir.] V. For thy sake I smote the 
king of Canaan ; and thou hast smote my head with 
a cane. 

The whole Choir. My people, &c. 
Two of I. Choir.] V. 1 gave thee a royal sceptre; 
and thou hast given me a crown of thorns. 

The whole Choir. My people, &c. 
Two of II. Choir.] V. By great might I raised 
ihee on high; and thou hast hanged me on the 
gibbet of the cross. 

The whole Choir. My people, &. and the 
Ant. We adore thy cross, O Lord, and we praise 
and glorify thy holy resurrection, for by the wood of 
the cross the whole earth is filled with joy. 

Ps. May God have mercy on us, and bless us : 
may his countenance shine upon us, and may he 
have mercy on us. 

Ant. We adore thee, &c. to Ps, 



MASS OF THE PRESANCTIFIED. 295 

Then is sung the Versicle, O faithful cross ! with the 
Hymn, in the following manner ; 

O Faithful cross ! O noblest tree! 
In all our woods there's none like thee: 
No earthly groves, no shady bow'rs 
Produce such leaves, such fruit, such flow'rs. 
* Sweet are the nails, and sweet the wood, 
That bears a weight, so sweet, so good. 
HYMN. 

SING, O my tongue, devoutly sing 
The glorious laurels of our King: 
Sing the triumphant victory 
Gain'd on the cross erected high; 
\Vhere man's Redeemer yields his breath, 
And, dying, conquers hell and death. 

O faithful cross, &c. is repeated to*. 
With pity our Creator saw 
His noblest work transgress his law, 
When our first parents rashly ate 
The fatal tree's forbidden meat; 
He then resolv'd the cross's wood 
Should make that tree's sad damage good. 

Sweet are the nails, &c. from*. 
By this wise method God design'd 
From sin and death to save mankind j 
Superior art with love combines, 
And arts of Satan countermines: 
And where the traitor gave the wound, 
There healing remedies are found. 

O faithful cross, &c. to*. 
When the full time decreed above 
Was come to shew this work of love, 
Th' Eternal Father sends his Son, 
The world's Creator from his throne I 
Who on our earth, this vale of tears, 
Cloth'd with a virgin's flesh appears. 

Sweet are the nails, &c. from** 



296 GOOD FRIDAY. 

Thus God made man, an infant lies, 
And in the manger weeping cries: 
His sacred limbs by Mary bound, 
The poorest tatter' d rags surround ; 
And God's incarnate feet and hands 
Are closely bound with swathing bands, 

O faithful cross, &c. to . 
Full thirty years were fully spent 
In this our mortal banishment ; 
And then the Son of Man decreed 
For the lost sons of men to bleed 5 
And on the cross a victim laid, 
The solemn expiation made. 

Sweet are the nails, See. from*. 
Gall was his drink ; his flesh they teat 
With thorns and nails; a cruel spear 
Pierces his side, from whence a flood 
Streams forth, of water mix'd with blood; 
With what a tide are wash'd again 
The sinful earth, the stars, the maiut 

O faithful cross, &c. to*. 
Bend tow' ring tree, thy branches bend, 
Thy native stubbornness suspend: 
Let not stiff nature use its force, 
To weaker saps have now recourse; 
With softest arms receive thy load, 
And gently bear our dying God. 

Sweet are the nails, &c. from** 
On thee alone the Lamb was "slain 
That reconcild the world again ; 
And when on raging seas was tost 
The shipwrecked world, and mankind lost, 
Besprinkled with his sacred gore, 
Thou safely brought them to the shore. 

O faithful cross, rc. : to* t 
All glory to the sacred Three, 
One undivided Deity ; 



MASS OF THE PRES ANCTIFIED. 297 

To Father, Holy Ghost, and Son, 
15e equal praise and homage done ; 
Let the whole universe proclaim 
Or' One and Three the glorious name. Amen, 
Sweet are the nails, &c. from*. 

Towards the end of the Adoration, &c. the Candles 
on the Altar are lighted, and the Cross being 
placed thereon, the Priest, with his Attendants, 
goes to fetch the Sacred Host fro-m the place 
where it was yesterday deposited. Whilst the Pro- 
cession is returning the following HYMN is su?ig, 
VExilla regis prode- Electa digno stipite 
unt, Tain saucta membra 

Fulgit Crucis mysterium; tangere ! 

Qua vita mortem pertu- Beata, cujus brachiis 

lit, Pretium pependitsseculi, 

Et morte vitam protulit. Statera facta corporis, 

Quae vulnerata lancese Tulitque prsedam tartari. 
Mucronediro, criminum O crux, ave spes uni. 
Ut nos laveret sordibus, ca 

Mauavit unda et sangui- Hoc passionis temporel 

ne. [cinit Piis adauge gratiam, 

Impleta sunt, quae con- Reisque dele crimina. 
David fideli carmine, Te fons salutis, Trini- 

Dicendo nationibus; tas, [tus; 

Regnavit a ligno Deus. Coilaudet omnis Spin- 
Arbor decora et fulgi- Quibus crucis victoriam 

gida, Largiris, adde praemium. 

Ornata regis pnrpura! Amen. 

Having placed the Sacred Host on the Altar, he 
censes it on his knee*, and lajs it on the corporal ; 
and after receiving tht Chalice zcith wine and water 
from the Deacon, he censes both Host and Chalice, 
auying ; 

MAY trlis incense, which hath been blessed by 
thee, O Lord, asctnd to thee, and may thy 
mercy descend upon us. 



298 GOOD FRIDAY. 

At the censing of the Altar. 

LET my prayer, O Lord, ascend like incense in 
thy sight; and let the lifting: up of my hands 
be like the evening sacrifice. Place, O Lord, a 
guard upon my mouth, and a gate of prudence be- 
fore my lips, that my heart may not wander after 
Words of malice, to seek excuses in sin. 

On returning the Censer to the Deacon he says : 

MAY the Lord kindle in us the fire of his love, 
and the flame of everlasting charity* 
Then he washes his finger* without saying any thing ; 
afterwards he bozcs dozen at the middle of the altar, 
and says : 

ACCEPT us, O Lord, coming to thee in the spi- 
rit of humility, and with a contrite heart; 
and grant that the sacrifice of this day may be so cc- 
lehrated by us as to be well pleasing to thee, OLord 
our God. 

Then turning about towards the people, he says: 
Pr. T3Rethren, pray that this my sacrifice and 
JO yours may be acceptable to God the Father 
Almighty. 

R. May the Lord receive this sacrifice from thy 
hands to the praise and glory of his own name, to 
our benefit, and that of all his holy Church. 

Let us pray. 

Pr. TNstructed by thy saving precepts, and follow- 
L ing thy divine directions, we presume to 
say: Our Father, &c. p. xxix. 
R, Deliver us from all evil* 

Having ansn\red Amen in silence, he then says aloud; 
Deliver us, we beseech thee, O Lord, &c. as in 
p. xl. 

Having elevated the Sacred Host, and divided it 
into three parts, he pats one into the Chalice say 
ing ; 

LET not the participation of thy body, O Lord 
Jesus Christ, which I, though unworthy, pre* 



HOLY SATURDAY. 299 

sume to receive, turn to my judgment and con- 
damnation; but let it, through thy mercy, become 
a safe-guard and remedy both to soul and body 
who with God the Father, in unity with the Holy 
Ghost, livest and reignest, one God, world without 
end. Amen. 
Taking up the Sacred Host on the Paten, he says : 

IWill receive the bread of heaven, and call on the 
name of the Lord. 

Then he strikes his breast, repeating thrice: 
T ORD, I am not worthy thou shouldst enter under 
*"* my roof; speak therefore but the word, and my 
soul shall be healed. 

When he receives the Sacred Host, he says : 

MAY the body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve 
my soul to everlasting life. Amen. 
Having received the Chalice, and taken the Ablution^ 
bowing dozen, he says ; 

GRANT, O Lord, that what we have taken 
with our mouths, we may receive with a pure 
heart ; that as we now receive it in this mortal life, 
it may procure us that which is eternal. 

VESPERS. 
ANTHEMS and PSALMS, as yesterday , p. 275. 

At the Magnificat. 

Ant. Cum accepissit acetum dixit ; consummation 
est \ et inclinato capiit, emisit spiritum. 

V. Christ us fact us est pro nobis obediens usque ad 
mortem, mortem autcm crucis. 

Our Father being said in secret, the office concludes 
with the Ps. Miserere, ^,279, and the Prajer Res- 
pice, f. 270. 

""HOLY SATURDAY. 

TN the first ages of the Church there was no Mass cele- 
brated either on this day or yesterday. The faithful 
silently adored Jesus Christ in the sepulchre till towards 
evening, when they aiTembled in the Church ; and occu- 



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pied themselves in praying, reading lessons from the holy 
Scriptures, Tinging pfalms, baptizing and confirming ca- 
techumens, &c. &c. until about midnight, when the Mais 
of the Resurrection began. Wherefore in order to perpe- 
tuate the remembrance of the fervent piety of her nrfl 
children, the Church ftill retains the word night in the 
Office of this day. 

The BLESSING of the FIRE. 

The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit. 
Let us pray. Deus, qui. 

OGod, who by thy only Son, the chief corner- 
stone of thy Church, hast bestowed on the 
faithful the fire of thy divine love : bless Jfp this new 
fire produced from a flint for our use ; and grant 
that during this paschal solemnity, we may be so 
inflamed with heavenly desires, that, with purity of 
mind, we may come to those festivals, where we 
may enjoy a light which will never end. Thro' the 
same. R. Amen. 

Let us pray. Domine, Deus. 

/^\ Lord God, Almighty Father, never-failing 
^ light, who art the Creator of all the lights: 
bless 4** this light, which hath been before blessed 
and sanctified by thee, who hast enlightened the 
whole world; that we may be inflamed by that same 
light, and enlightened by the fire of thy brightness j 
and as thou didst enlighten Moses when he went 
out of Egypt, so enlighten our hearts and senses, 
that we may obtain that light and life which will 
have no enJ. Thro' Christ our Lord. R. Amen 

Let us pray. Do mine sanctc. 

\ Holy Lord, Almighty Father, Eternal God, 
^ vouchsafe to assist us, while we bless this tire 
in thy name, and in that of thy only Son Jtsus 
Christ, our Lord and God, and the Holy Ghost: 
assist us against the fiery dans of the enemy, and 
rhten us with thy heavenly grace* Who iivest 
eignest with the same, &c, R. Amen. 



Ok HOLY SATURDAY. 3Ot 

The BLESSING of the five Grains of INCENSE. 

PLentifully pour forth, we beseech thee, O Al- 
mighty God, thy ^ blessing on this incense : 
and kindle, O invisible regenerator, the brightness 
of this night; that not only the sacrifice, which is 
otfered this night, may shine by the secret mixture of 
thy light; but also, that into whatever place any 
thing sanctified by these imstical prayers shall be 
carried, there by the power of thy majesty, all the 
malicious artifices of the devil may be defeated. 
Thro' Christ our Lord. It. Amen. 
After an Acolyte has put some of the blessed Fire into 
the Censer, the Priest adds incense, saying ; " May 
thou be blessed j* by him, in whose honour thou 
art to be burnt.'* Here he sprinkles the Grains of 
Incense and the Fire thrice, saying : " Sprinkle 
me, &c. p. xiii. Then having fumed them thrice 
tilth Incense, he takes the Cane with the three 
Candles to the entrance of the Church, where ore 
w lighted by an Acolyte with a candle from the new 
Jire, whilst the Deacon sings alone : ' Behold the 
light of Christ," to which, all kneeling, add : 
r " R. Thanks he to God " 

The sa?ne is repeated at lighting tht second in the 
middle of the Church, and the third at the foot of 
the altar; after which the Deacon says : " Pray 
Sir, give me your blessing." To which the Priest 
replies: " May the Lord be in your heart and 
lips, that you may worthily and fitlv proclaim his 
Paschal praise: in the name of the Father, and of 
the Son *J-, &c. R. Amen." 
During the BLESSING of the PASCHAL CAN- 
DLE, all stand up. 

I ET now the heavenly troops of angels rejoice i 

let these divine mysteries be joyfully celebrated ; 

ar\4 let the heavenly trumpet publish the victory of 

our great King ; and let the eanh also triumph, be* 

ing beautified with such resplendent beams $ and let 

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it see the darkness which overspread the whole 
world chaced away by the splendor of our Eternal 
King. Let our Mother the Church also rejoice, be- 
ing adorned by the rays of so great a light ; and let 
this temple echo with the joyful acclamations of all 
the people. And therefore I beseech you, dear 
brethren, who behold the wonderful brightness of 
this holy light, to join with me in invoking the 
mercy of Almighty God 5 that he who hath been 
pleased, without any merit on my side, to admit 
me into the number of his Levites, may, by the 
effusion of light upon me, enable me to go through 
with the encomium of this taper. Thro* our Lord 
Jesus Christ his Son, who with him and the Holy 
Ghost liveth and reigneth one God world without 
end. R. Amen. 

I". The Lord be with you. H. And with thy 
spirit. V. Raise up your hearts on high. R. We 
have them raised up to the Lord. V. Let us give 
thanks to the Lord our God. R. It is meet and 
just. 

|T is truly meet and just to proclaim with all the 
* affection f heart and soul, and sound of voice, 
the invisible God, the Father Almighty, and his 
only Son our Lord Jesus Christ: who paid for us to' 
his eternal Father the debt of Adam j and, by his 
sacred blood, cancelled the guilt of the original of. 
*ence. For this is the Paschal solemnity, in which the 
irue Lamb was slain, by whose blood the doors of 
the faithful are consecrated. This is the night, in 
which thou formerly didst bring forth our forefather?, 
the children of Israel, out of Egypt, leading them 
dry-foot through the Red-Sea. This also is that 
night which dissipated the darkness of sin by the 
iight of a pillar of fire. This is the night, which, 
withdrawing all those who, through the whole 
world, believe in Christ, from the vices of the 
world, and the darkness of sin, restores them to 



ON HOLY-SATURDAY. 303 

grace, and gives them a fellowship with the sain is. 
This is the night in which Christ broke the chains 
of death, and ascended victorious from the grave. 
For it would have availed us nothing to have been 
born, unless we had also the advantage of being re- 
deemed. O the wonders of thy mercy towards vs! 
O the inestimable excess of thy love. Thou didst 
deliver up thy Son to redeem a slave! O truly neces- 
sary sin of Adam, which hath been blotted out by 
the death of Christ! O happy fault, which deserved 
such and so great a Redeemer! O truly blessed 
night, which alone was privileged to know the hour 
and momenfrwhen Christ rose again from the dead ! 
This is the night of which it is written : 4< And the 
night shall be as light as day : and the night shineth 
upon me in my pleasures." The sacredness there* 
fore of this night puts crimes to flight, washes away 
sin, and restores innocence to the ialle.n, and joy to 
those in sorrow. It banishes enmities, produces 
concord, and makes potentates bow. 
Here the Deacon fixes the five Grains of Incense in 
the Candle in the form of a Cross, and then goes on: 

REceive, therefore, O holy Father, on this sacred 
night, the evening sacrifice of this incense, 
which thy holy Church, by the hands of her minis- 
ters, presents to thee in the solemn oblation of this 
wax candle, made out of the labour of the bees. But 
now we know the meaning of the encomiums of this 
taper lighted from this sparkling fire to the honour of 
God. (Here he lights the Paschal Candle) Which fire, 
though now divided, suffers no loss from the com- 
munication of its light, whilst it feeds on the melted 
wax produced by the bee to make this taper. 
(Here the lamps are lighted.) O truly blessed 
night, which plundered the Egyptians, and enriched 
the Hebrews! O night, in which heaven is united to 
earth, and God to man ! We beseech thee, there, 
fore, O Lord, that this taper, consecrated to the 
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334 OFFICE BEFORE MASS 

honour of thy name, may continue burning to dissi- 
pate the darkness of this night; and being accepted 
by thee as a sweet odour, it may be joined to the 
lights of heaven: Let the morning star find.it burn- 
ing; that morning star, I mean, which never sets 5 
who, returning from the grave, darted forth his be- 
nign rays upon mankind. We beseech thee, there- 
fore, O Lord, to grant us peace during this Paschal 
solemnity, and with thine uninterrupted protection 
to rule, govern, and preserve us thy servants, and 
all the clergy and devout laity ; together with our 
holy father Pope N. and our Bishop N. Look down 
also on our pious King N. and since ?hou knowest 
O God, the desires of his heart, grant, by the ineffa- 
ble grace of thy goodness and mercy, that he may 
enjoy with all his people, an uninterrupted peace 
and heavenly victory. . Thro', It. Amen. 
Then are read the Lessons, called Prophecies, for the 

Instruction of the Catechumens. 
I. PROPHECY. Gen. i. ii. In the beginning 
God created heaven and earth. And the earth was 
void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of 
the deep; and the Spirit of God moved over the 
waters. And God said: Be light made. And light 
was made. And God saw the light that it was 
good: and he divided the light from the darkness. 
And he called the light day, and the darkness night; 
and there was evening and morning one day. And 
God said; L^t there be a firmament made amidst 
the waters: and let it divide the waters from the 
waters. And God made a firmament, and divided 
the waters that were under the firmament from those 
that were above the firmament. And it was so. 
And God called the firmament, Heaven; and the 
evening and morning were the second day. God 
also said : Let the waters that are under the heaven 
be gathered together into one place : and let the 
dry land appear. And it was so done. And God 



ON HOLY-SATURDAY. 35 

called the dry land E.rth : and the gathering tope- 
ther of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw 
that it was good. And he said: let the eaith bring 
forth the green herb, and such as may seed, and t 
fruit-tree yielding fruit after its kind, which may 
have seed in itself upon the earth. And it v as so 
done. And the earth brought forth the green herb, 
and such as yieldtth seed according to its kind, and 
the tree that beareih fruit, having seed each one ac- 
cording to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 
And the evening and the morning were the third 
day. And God said : Let there be lights made in 
the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the 
night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, 
and for days and years: to shine in the firmament 
of heaven, and to give light upon the earth. ^ And 
it was so done. And God made two great lights ; a 
greater light to rule the day, and a lesser light to 
rule the night 5 and stars. And he set them in the 
firmament' of heaven, to shine upon the earth. And 
to rule the day and the night, and to divine 
the light and the darkness, And God saw that i 
was good. And the evening and morning were 
the fourth day. God also said: Let the waters 
bring forth the creeping creature having life, and 
the fowl that may fly over the earth under the firma- 
ment of heaven . And God created the great whales, 
and every living and moving creature, which the 
waters brought forth, according to their kinds, and 
every winged fowl according to its kind. And God 
saw that it was good. And he blessed them, say- 
ing: Increase and multiply, and fill the waters of 
the sea: and let the birds be multiplied upon the 
earth. And the evening and morning were the 
fifth day. And God said: Let the earth bring forth 
the living creature in its kind, cattle, and creeping 
things, and beasts of the earth according to tneir 
kiuds; and it was so done. And God made the beasts 
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of the earth according to their kinds, and cattle, and 
every thing that creepeth on the earth after its kind. 
And God saw that it was good. And he said : Let 
us make man to our image and likeness, and let him 
have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the 
fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole 
earth, and every creeping creature that moveth up. 
on the earth. And God created man to his own 
image: to the image of God he created him : male 
and female he created them. And God blessed 
them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the 
earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the 
sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures 
that move upon the earth. And God said : Behold 
J have given you every herb bearing seed upon the 
earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of 
their own kind, to be your meat : and to all beasts 
of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all 
that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, 
that you may have to feed upon. And it was so 
done. And God saw all the things that he had 
made, and they were very good. And the evening 
and morning were the sixth day. (Chap, ii.) So the 
heavens and earth were finished, and all the fur- 
niture of them. And on the seventh day God ended 
his work which he had made: and he rested on the 
seventh day from all his work which he had done. 
Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 

Subd. Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Ecus, qui.O God, who didst won- 
derfully create man, and redeem him by a still 
greater wonder: grant us, we beseech thee, such 
strength of mind and reason against all the allure- 
ments of sin, that we may deserve to obtain eternal 
joys. Thro*. R. Amen. 

II. PROPHECY. Gen. v. 31, vi. vii. viii. 18. 
And Noe, when he was five hundred years old, 
begot Sem, Cham, and Japheth. (Chap, vi,) And 



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after that men began to be multiplied upon the 
earth, and daughters were born to them. The 
sons of God seeing the daughters of men, that they 
were fair, took to themselves wives of all, which 
they chose. And God said: My spirit shall not re- 
main in man for ever, because he is flesh : and his 
days shall be one hundred and twenty years. Now 
giants were upon the earth in those days. For after 
the sons of God went in to the daughters of men, 
and they brought forth children, these are the 
mighty men of old, men of renown. And God see- 
ing that the wickedness of men was great on the 
earth, and that all the thought of their heart was 
bent upon evil at all times, it repented him that he 
had made man on the earth. Aad being touched in* 
wardly with sorrow of heart, he said : I will destroy 
man, whom I have created, from the face of the 
earth, from man even to beasts, from the creeping 
thing even to the fowls of the air, for it repenteth 
me that I have made them. But Noe found grace 
before the Lord. These are the generations of 
- Noe: Noe was a just and perfect man in his geae- 
ration, he walked with God. And he begot three 
sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth. And the earth was 
corrupted before God, and was filled with iuiquity. 
And when God had seen that the earth was cor. 
rupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the 
earth) he said to Noe: The end of all flesh is come 
before me, and the earth is filled with iniquity thro* 
them, and I will destroy them with the earth. Make 
theean ark of timber planks: thou shall make little 
rooms in the ark, and thou shall pitch it within and 
without. And thus shalt thou make it. The length 
of the ark shall be three hundred cubits: the 
breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty 
cubits. Thou shalt make a window in the ark, and 
in a cubit shalt thou finish the top of it: and the 
door of the ark shalt thou set in the side : with low- 



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er, middle chambers, and third stones shalt thou 
make it. Behold 1 will bring the waters of a great 
flood upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is 
the breath of life, under heaven. All things that 
are in the earth shall be consumed. And I will 
establish my covenant with thee : And thou shalt 
enter into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, 
and the wives of thy sons with thee. And of every 
living creature of all flesh, thou shalt hring two of 
a sort into the ark, that they may live with thee; of 
the male sex, and the female. Of fowls according 
to their kind, and of beasts in their kind, and of 
every thing that creepeth on the earth according to 
its kind : two of every sort shall go in with thee, 
that they may live. Thou shalt take unto thee of 
all food, that may be eaten, and thou shalt lay it 
up with thee : and it shall be food for thee and 
them. And Noe did all things which God com- 
manded him. (Chap, vii.) And he was six hundred 
years old, when the waters of the flood overflowed 
the earth. All the fountains of the great deep were 
broken up, and the flood gates of heaven were 
opened. And the rain fell upon the earth forty days 
and forty nights. In the self-same day Noe, and 
Sem, and Cham, and japheth, his sons: his wife, 
and the three wives of his sons with them, went in- 
to the ark : they and every beast according to its 
kind, and all the cattle in their kind, and every 
thing that nioveth upon the earth according to its 
kind, and e.ery fowl according to its kind, all birds, 
and all that fly. And the ark'was carried upon the 
waters. And the waters prevailed beyond measure 
upon the earth: and all the high mountains under 
the whole heaven was covered. The water was 
fifteen cubits higher than the mountains, which it 
covered. And all flesh was destroyed that Amoved 
upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of 
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the earth : and Noe only remained, and they that 
were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed 
upon the earth a hundred and fifty days. (Chap, viii.) 
And God remembered Noe, and all the living 
creatures, and all the cattle which were with him in 
the ark, and brought a wind upon the earth, and 
the waters were abated. The fountains also of the 
deep, and the flood-gates of heaven, were shut up, 
and the rain from heaven was restrained. And the 
waters returned from off the earth, going and com- 
ing: and they began to be abated after a hundred 
and fifty days. And after that forty days were pas- 
sed, Noe opening the window of the ark which he 
had made, sent forth a raven ; which went forth, 
and did not return until the waters were dried upon 
the earth. He sent forth a also dove after him, to 
see if the waters had now ceased upon the face of 
the earth. But she not finding \\here her foot 
might rest, returned to him into the ark: for the 
waters were upon the whole earth : and he put 
forth his hand, and caught her, and brought her 
into the ark. And having waited yet seven other 
days, he again sent forth the dove out of the ark. 
And she came to him in the evening, carrying a 
bough of an olive-tree, with green leaves, in her 
mouth. Noe therefore understood that the waters 
were ceased upon the earth. And he stayed yet 
other seven days: and he sent forth the dove, which 
returned not any more unto him. And God spoke 
to Noe, saying: Go out of the ark, thou and thy wife, 
thy sous, and the wives ot thy sons with thee. Aill 
living things that are with thee of all tiesh, as well in 
fowls, as in beasts, and all creeping things thai creep 
upon the earih, bring out with thee, and go ye 
upon the earth : increase and multiply upon it. So 
Noe went out, he and his sons, his wife, and the 
wives of his sons with him : and all living things, and 
cattle, and creeping things that creep upon the 
earth, according to their kinds, went out of the 



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ark. And Noe built an altar unto the Lords and 
taking of all cattle and fowls that were clean, offered 
holocausts upon the altar. And the Lord smelled a 
sweet savour. > 

Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 
Subd. Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Deus, incommutubilis. O God f 
whose power is unchangeable, and whose light ne- 
ver faileth, mercifully regard the wonderful sacra* 
ment of thy whole Church, and by an effect of thy 
perpetual providence, accomplish in peace the work 
of human salvation : and let the whole world expe- 
rience and see, that what was now fallen, is raised 
up again; what was old, is become new; and that 
all things are again settled by him who gave them 
their first being, our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son. 
Wholiverh. R. Amen. 

III. PROPHECY. Gen. xxiu In those days; God 
tempted Abraham, and said to him: Abraham, Abra- 
ham. And he answered : Here I am. He said to him : 
Take thy only begotten Son Isaac, whom thou lovest, 
and go into the land of vision ; and there thou shalt 
offer him for an holocaust upon one of the moun- 
tains which I will shew thee. So Abraham rising 
up in the night, saddled his ass : and took with him 
two young men, and Isaac his son ; and when he 
had cut wood for the holocaust, he went his way to 
the place which God had commanded him. And on 
the third day, lifting up his eyes, he saw the place 
afar off And he said to his young men: Stay you 
here with the ass: I and the boy will go with speed 
as far as yonder, and after we have worshipped, 
will return to you. And he took the wood for the 
holocaust, and laid it upon Isaac his son ; and he 
himself carried in his hands fire and a sword. And 
as they two went on together, Isaac said to his fa- 
ther: My father. And he answered: What wilt 
thou, son? Behold, saith he, fire and wood; 



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where is the Victim for the holocaust ? And A bra- 
ham said: God will provide himself a victim for a 
holocaust, my son. So they went on together : 
and they came to the place which God had shewed 
him, where he built an altar, and laid the wood in 
order upon it: and when he had bound Isaac his 
son, he laid him on the altar upon the pile of 
wood. And he put forth his hand, and took the 
sword to sacrifice his son. And behold an angel of 
the Lord from heaven called to him, saying : Abra- 
ham, Abraham. And he answered ; Here I am. 
And he said to him : Lay not thy hand upon the 
boy, neither do thou any thing to him : now I 
know that thou fearest God, and hast not spared 
thy only begotten son for my sake. Abraham lifted 
up his eyes, and saw behind his back a ram amongst 
the briers, sticking fast by the horns, which he took 
and offered for a holocaust instead of his son. And 
he called the name of that place, The Lord seeth. 
Whereupon, even to this day, it is said: In the 
mountain the Lord will see. And the angel of the 
Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, 
saying: By my own self have I sworn, saith the 
Lord : because thou hast done this thing, and hast 
not spared thy only begotten son for my sake: I 
will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the 
stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea 
shore : thy seed shall possess the gates of their 
enemies. And in thy seed shall all the nations of 
the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my 
voice. Abraham returned to his young men, and 
they weni to Bersabee together, and he dwelt there, 

iV. Let us pray. Dtac. Let us kneel down. 
tiubd. Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Deus, fidclium O God, the sove- 
reign Father of the faithful, who throughout the 
whole world multipliest the children of the promise 
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Abraham, according to thy oath, the father of all 
nations by this paschal sacrament ; grant that thy 
people may worthily receive the grace of thy voca- 
tion. Thro 1 . % Jl. Amen. 

IV. PROPHECY. Exod. xiv. 24. / those days; 
It came to pass in the morning watch, and behold 
the Lord looking upon the Egyptian army through 
the pillar of fire, and of the cloud, slew their host ; 
and overthrew the wheels of the chariots, and 
they were carried into the deep. And the Egypti- 
ans said; Let us flee from Israel: for the Lord 
fighteth for them against us. And the Lord said to 
Moses : Stretch forth thine hand over the sea, that 
the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, 
upon their chariots and horsemen. And when Mo- 
ses had stretched forth his hand towards the sea, 
it returned at the first break of day to the former 
place: and as the Egyptians w r ere fleeing away, the 
waters came upon them, and the Lord shut them up 
in the middle of the waves. And the waters return- 
ed, and covered the chariots and the horsemen of 
all the army of Pharao, who had come into the sea 
after them, neither did there so much as one of 
them remain. But the children of Israel marched 
through the midst of the sea upon dry land, and the 
waters were to them as a wall on the right hand and 
on the left : and the Lord delivered Israel in that 
day out of the hands of the Egyptians. And they 
saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea- shore, and the 
mighty hand that the Lord had used against them ; 
and the people feared the Lord, and they believed 
the Lord, and Moses his servant. Then Moses and 
the children of Israel sung this canticle to the Lord, 
and said : 

TRACT. Erod. xv. Let us sing to the Lord : 
for he hath wonderfully displayed his glory; he 
hath thrown both the horse and the rider into the 
sea. He hath been rny help and my protector and 



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Saviour. V. He is my God : to him will I give 
glory : he is the God of my father, and I will extol 
him. V. lie is the Lord that destroyeth wars : his 
name is the Lord* 

Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 

Subd. Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Deus cujus. O God, whose anci- 
ent miracles we see renewed in our days : whilst, by 
the water of regeneration, thou performest, for the 
salvation of the Gentiles, that which by the power 
of thy right hand thou didst for the deliverance of 
one people from the Egyptian persecution : grant 
that all the nations of the world may become the 
children of Abraham, and partake of the dignity of 
the people of Israel. Thro'. It. Amen. 

V. PROPHECY, /s. liv.lv. This is the in- 
heritance of theservants of the Lord, and their jus- 
tice with me, saith the Lord. All you that 
thirst come to the water; and you that have no 
money, make haste, buy, and eat : come ye, buy 
wine and milk without money, and without any 
price. Why do you spend money for that which 
is not bread, and your labour for that which doth 
not satisfy you ? Hearken diligently to me, and 
eat that which is good, and your soul shall be de- 
lighted in fatness. Incline your ear, and come to 
me: hear, and your soul shall live, and I will make 
an everlasting covenant with you, the faithful mer- 
cies of David. Behold I have given him for a wit- 
ness to the people, for a leader and a master to the 
Gentiles. Behold thou shalt call a nation, which 
thou knewest not : and the nations that knew not 
thee shall run to thee, because of the Lord thy 
God, and for the Holy One of Israel, for ht "hath 
glorified thee. Seek ye the Lord while he may be 
found, call upon -him while he is near. Let 
the wicked forsake Jiis way, and the unjust man his 
thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, a-id he 
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\vill have mercy on him, and to our God : for he is 
bountiful to forgive. Tor my thoughts are not your 
thoughts, nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 
For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so 
are my ways exalted above your ways, and my 
thoughts above your thoughts. And as the rain and 
the snow come down from heaven, and return no 
more thither, but soak the earth, and water it, 
and make it to spring, and give seed to the sower, 
and bread to the eater: so shall my word be, which 
shall go forth from my mouth ; it shall not return 
to me void, but it shall do whatever I please, and 
shall prosper in the things for which I seat it, saith 
the Lord A tm igh ty. 

Pr. Let us pray. Dcac. Let us kneel down. 
Subd, Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Omnipotent O almighty and eter- 
nal God, multiply, for the honour of thy name, 
what thou didst promise to the faith of our fore- 
fathers: and increase, by thy sacred adoption, the 
children of that promise: that what the ancient 
saints doubted not would come to pass, thy church 
may now find in great part accomplished. Thro'. 
JR. Amen. 

VI. PROPHECY. Baruch iii. 9. Hear, O Israel, 
the commandments of life : give ear, that thou 
mayest learn wisdom. How happeueth it, O Israel, 
that thou art in thy enemies land ? Thou art grown 
old in a strange country, thou arf defiled with the 
dead ; thou art counted with them that go down 
into hell, Thou hast forsaken the fountain of wis- 
dom : for if thou hadst walked in the way of God, 
thou surely hadst dwelt in peace for ever. Learn 
where is wisdom, where is strength, where is under- 
standing, that thou mayest know also where i 
length of days and life, where is the light of the 
eyes, and peace. Who hath found out Her place ? 
and who hath gone in to her treasures ? Where are 



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the princes of the nations, and they that rule over 
the beasts that are upon the earth ? That take their 
pastime with the birds of the air ; that hoard up sil. 
ver and gold, wherein men trust, and there is no 
end of their getting ? who work in silver and are so- 
licitous, and their works are unsearchable ? They 
are cut off, and are gone down to hell, and others 
are risen up in their place. Young men have seen 
the light, and dwelt upon the earth: but the way 
of knowledge they have not known, nor have they 
understood the paths thereof, neither have their 
children received it, it is far from their face. It 
hath not been heard of in the land of Chanaan, nei- 
ther had it been seen in Theman. The children 
ofAgciralso, that search after wisdom, that is of 
the earth, the merchants of Merrha, and of The- 
man, and the tellers of fables, and searchers of pru- 
dence and understanding: but the way of wisdom 
they have not known, neither have they remembered 
her paths. O Israel, how great is the house of God, 
and how vast is the place of his possession ! It is 
great and hath no end: it is high and immense. 
There were the giants, those renowned men that 
were from the beginning, of great stature, expert in 
war. The Lord chose not them, neither did they 
find the way of knowledge : therefore did they pe- 
rish. And because they had not wisdom, they pe- 
rished through their folly. Who hath gone up into 
heaven, rnd taken her, and brought her down from 
the clouds? Who hath passed over the sea, and 
found her, and brought her preferably to chosen 
gold ? There is none that is able to know her ways, 
nor that can search out her paths : But he that 
knoweth all things, knoweth her, and hath found 
her out with his understanding: he that prepared 
the earth for evermore, and filled it with cattle and 
four-footed beasts; he that sendeth forth light, and 
it goeth ; and hath called it, and it obeyed him with 
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trembling. And the stars have given light in their 
watches, and rejoiced : they were called, and they 
said: Here we are: and with cheerfulness they 
have shined forth to him that made them. This is 
our God, and there shall no other be accounted of 
in comparison of him. He found out all the ways 
of knowledge, and gave it to Jacob his servant, and 
to Israel his beloved. Afterwards he was seen upon 
earth, and conversed with men. 

Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 
tiubd. Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Deus, qui.O God, who continu- 
ally multipliest thy church by the vocation of the 
Gentiles; mercifully grant thy perpetual protection 
to those whom thou washest with the water of bap- 
tism. Thro'. R. Amen. 

VII. PROPHECY. Ezech. xxxvii. - In those 
days : ^The hand of the Lord was upon me, and 
brougfit me forth in the spirit of the Lord : and set 
me down in the midst of a plain that was full of bones. 
And he led me about through them on every side : 
now they were very many upon the face of the plain, 
and they were exceeding dry. And he said to me : 
Son of man, dost thou think these bones shall live ? 
And I answered: O Lord God, thou knowest. And 
he said to me: Prophesy concerning these bones; 
and say to them: Ye dry bones, hear the word of 
the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God to these 
bones : Behold, I will send spirit into you, and will 
cause flesh to grow over you, and will cover you 
with skin : and I will give you spirit, and you shall 
live, and you shall know that 1 am the Lord. And 
I prophesied as he had commanded me : and as 
1 prophesied there was a noise, and behold a 
commotion : and the bones came together, each 
one to its joint. And I saw, and behold the sinews 
and the flesh came up upon them ; and the skin was 
stretched out over them, but there was no spiw in 



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them. And he said to me : Prophesy to the spirit, 
prophesy, O Son of man, and say to the spirit: 
Thus saith the Lord God : Come, spirit, from the 
four winds, and blow upon these slain, and let 
them live again. And I prophesied as he had com- 
manded me: and the spirit came into them, and 
they lived ; and they stood upon their feet, an ex- 
ceeding great army. And he said to me: Son of 
man, atl these bones are the 'house of Israel : they 
say: Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost, 
and we are cut off. Therefore prophesy, and say 
to them : Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will 
open your graves, and will bring you out of your se- 
pulchres, O my people ; and will bring you into the 
land of Israel. And you shall know triat I am the 
Lord, when I shall have optned your sepulchres, 
and shall have brought you out of your graves, O my 
people, and shall have put my spirit in you, and 
you shall live, and I shall make you rest upon your 
own land, saith the Lord Almighty. 

IV. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 
Subd. Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Deus, qul nos.O God, \vho by the 
scriptures of both testaments teachest us to celebrate 
the Paschal sacrament: give us such a sense of thy 
mercv, that, by receiving thy present favours, we 
may have a firm hope of thy future blessings. Thro*. 
K. Amen. 

VIII. PROPHECY. Is-, iv. In that day seven 
women shall take hold of one man, saying: \Ve 
will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel : 
only let us be called by thy name, take away our 
reproach. In that day the bud of the Lord shall be 
in magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth 
shall be high, and a great joy to them that have 
escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that 
everv one that shall be left in Sion, and that shall re- 
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main in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, every one 
that is written in life in Jerusalem. If the Lord 
shall wash away the filth of the daughters of'Sion, 
and shall wash away the blood of Jerusalem out of 
the midst thereof) by the spirit of judgment, and by 
the spirit of burning. And the Lord will create 
upon every place of mount Sion, and where he is 
called upon, a cloud by day, and a smoke and the 
brightness of a flaming fire in the night: for over all 
the glory shall be a protection. And there shall be 
a tabernacle for a shade in the day-time from the 
heat, and for a security, and covert from the whirl* 
wind, and from rain. 

TRACT. Is. v. My beloved had a vineyard on 
a high and fruitful place. V. He fenced it in, and 
digged it about, and planted it with the choicest 
vines, and built a tower in the midst of it. V. And 
he sunk in it a wine-press: for the vineyard of the 
Lord of hosts is the house of Israel. 

Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 
SubcL Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Deus, qui. O God, who by the 
mouths of the holy prophets hast declared, that 
thro' the whole extent of thy empire it is thou that 
sowest the good seed, and improvest the choicest 
branches that are found in all the children of thy 
church , grant to thy people, who are called by the 
names of vineyards and corn, that they may root 
out all thorns and briers, and bring forth good fruit 
in plenty. Thro'. JR. Amen. 

IX. PROPHECY. Exod.rii.-~In those days: 
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, &c as in the 
II Lesson of the Mass of the Presanctified, p. 281. 
Pr. Let\is pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 
Subd. Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Omnipotcns. O almighty and eter. 
nal God, who art wonderful in the performance of 



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all thy works : let thy servants, whom tbou hast re. 
deemed, understand, that the creation of the world 
in the beginning was not a more excellent work, 
than the sacrificing of Christ our passover at the tad 
of the world. Who with thee, &c. R. Amen. 

X. PROPHECY. Jonas iii. In those days: The 
word of the Lord came to Jonas, &c. as in the Les- 
son on Monday in Passion-Week, p. 212. 

Pr. Let us pray. Deac. Let us kneel down. 

Subd. Stand up again. 

PRAYER. Dcus, gui. O God, who hast unit- 
ed the several nations of the Gentiles in the profes- 
sion of thy name: give us both a will and a power 
to obey thy commands: that all thy people, who 
a-re called to eternity, may have the same faith in 
their minds, and piety in their actions. Thro'. 
R. A mm. 

XI. PROPHECY, Devt. xxxi.22. Iw those days: 
Moses wrote a canticle, and taught it the children 
of Israel. And the Lord commanded Josue, the 
son of Nun, and said: Take courage, and be va- 
liant: for thou shall bring the children of Israel into 
the land which I have promised, and I will be with 
thee. Therefore after Moses had wrote the words 
of this law in a volume, and finished it : he com- 
manded the Levites, who carried the ark of the co- 
venant of the Lord, saying; Take this book, and 
put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the 
Lord your God : that it may be there for a testimo- 
ny against thee. For I know thy obstinacy, and 
thy most stiff neck. While I am yet living, and 
going in with you, you have always been rebellious 

..linst the Lord: how much more when I shall be 
dead ? Gather unto me all the ancients of your 
tribes, and your doctors, and I will speak these 
words in their hearing, and \viii call heaven and 
earth to witness against them. For I ki:< w tb^t, 
after my death, you will do wickedly, an;! will 



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quickly turn aside from the way that I have com* 
manded you: and evils shall come upon you in the 
latter times, when you shall do evil in the sight of 
the Lord, to provoke him by the works of your 
hands. Moses therefore spoke, in the hearing of 
the assembly of Israel, the words of this canticle, 
and finished it even to the end. 

TRACT, Deut. xxxii. Give ear, O ye heavens, 
and I will speak: and let the earth hear the words 
of my mouth, V. Let what I say be looked for like 
rain: and let my words drop down like dew. V. 
Like the shower upon the grass, and the snow upon 
the dry herb: for 1 will call upon the name of the 
Lord. V. Publish the greatness of our God: he is 
God ; his works are perfect, and all his ways are 
justice. V. God is faithful, in whom there is no 
iniquity : the Lord is just ajul holy. 

Pr. Let us pray. J}tac. Let us kneel down. 
Subd. StaiuLup again. 

PRAYER. Deus, ukitudo. ~ O God, who 
raisest the humble, and givest strength to the righ- 
teous ; and who by thy holy servant Moses, wast 
pleased so to instruct thy people by the singing of 
the sacred canticle, that the repetition of the law 
might be also our direction : shew thy power to all 
the multitude of Gentiles justified by thee, and, by 
mitigating thy terrors grant them joy: that all 
their sins being pardoned by thee, the threatened 
vengeance may contribute to their salvation. Thro*. 
11. Amen. 

XII. PROPHECY. Van. iii. In those days : 
King Nabuchodonosor made a statue of gold, of 
sixty cubits high, and six cubits broad, and he set it 
up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon, 
Then Nabuchodonosor the king sent to call toge- 
ther the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the 
captains, the rulers, and governors, and all the 
chief men of the provinces, to come to the dedica- 



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tion of the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had 
set up. Then the nobles, the magistrates, and the 
judges, the captains, and rulers, and the great men 
that were placed in authority, and all the princes of 
the provinces, were gathered together to come to 
the dedication of the statue which king Nabucho. 
donosor had set up. And they stood before the 
statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. 
Then a herald cried with a strong voice: To you it 
is commanded, O nations, tribes, and languages : 
that iu the hour that you shall hear the sound of the 
trumpet, and of the flute, and of the harp, of the 
sackbtit and of the psaltery, and of the symphony, 
and of all kind of music; ye fall down and adore the 
golden statue which king Nabuchodonosor hath set 
wp. But if any man shall not fall down and adore, 
be shall the same hour be cast into a furnace of 
burning fire. Upon this, therefore, at the time 
\vhen all the people heard the sound of the trumpet, 
the flute and the harp, of the sackbur, and the 
psalten', of the symphony, and of all kind of ma- 
sic j all the nations, tribes and languages, fell down 
and adored the golden statue, which king Nabucho. 
donosor had set up. And presently, at that very 
time some Chaldeans came and accused the Jews: 
and said to king Nabuchodonosor; O king, live 
forever: Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that 
every man that shall hear the sound of the trumpet, 
the flute, and the harp, of the sackbut, and the 
psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music: 
shall prostrate himself, and adore the golden status: 
and that if any man shall not fall down and adore, he 
should be cast into a furnace of burning fire. Now 
there are certain Jews, whom thou hast set over the 
works of the province of Babylon, Sidrach, Misach. 
andAbednago: these men, O king, have slighted 
thy decree ; they worship not thy gods, nor do 
they adore the golden statue which thou hast set 



3^2 , OFFICE BEFORE MASS. 

up. Then Nabuchodonosor, in fury and in wrath, 
commanded that Sidrach, Misach, and Abednago* 
should be brought, who immediately were brought 
before the king. And Nabuchodonosor the king 
spoke to them, and said: Is it true, O Sidrach, 
Misach, and Abednago, that you do not worship 
my gods, nor adore the golden 'statue that I have set 
up ? Now therefore if you be ready, at what hour 
soever you shall hear thesound of the trumpet, flute y 
harp, sackbut, and psaltery, and symphony, and of 
alt kind of music, prostrate yourselves, and adore the 
statue which I have made : but if you- do not adore, 
you shall be cast in the same hour into the furnace of 
burning fire : and who is the God that shall deliver 
you out of my hand ? Sidrach, Misach, and Abed, 
nago answered and said to king Nabrfchodonosor 8 
We have no occasion to answer thee concerning 
this matter. For behold our God, whom we wor- 
ship, is able to save us from the furnace of burning 
fire, and to deliver us out of thy hands, O king* 
But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that 
\ve will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden 
statue which thou hast set up. Then was Nabucho- 
doncsor filled with fury: and the countenance of 
his face was changed against Sidrach, Misach, and 
Abednago, and he commanded that the furnace 
should be heated seven times more than it had been 
accustomed to be heated. And he commanded the 
strongest men that were in his army, to bind the 
feet of Sidiach, Misach, and Abednago, and to 
cast them into the furnace of burning fire. And 
immediately these men were bound and were cast 
into the furnace of burning fire, with their coats and 
their caps, and their shoes, and their garments. Foe 
the king's commandment was urgent, and the fur* 
nace was heated exceedingly. And the flame of 
the fire slew those men that had cast in Sidrach* 
Misach, and Abednago. But these three men, that 



ON HOLY-SATURDAY. 323 

is, Sidrach, Misnch, and Abednago, fell down 
bound in the midst of the furnace of burning fire. 
And they walked in the midst of the flame praising 
God, and blessing the Lord. 

Let us pray. Omnipotcns. 

O Almighty and eternal God, the only hope of 
the world, vt ho, by the voice of thy prophets, 
hast manifested the mysteries of this present time : 
graciously increase the desires of thy people; since 
none of the faithful can advance in any virtue with- 
out thy inspiration. Thro 1 . R. Amen. 

The BLESSING of the FONT. 
When the Celebrant goes towards the Font, is said the 
TRACT. As the hart panteth after the fountains 
of water j so my soul panteth after thee, O God. 
V, My soul hath thirsted after the living God : when 
shall I come and appear before the face of God ? 
V. My tears have been my bread day and night, 
while they say to me every day: Where is now thy 
God? 

The Lord be with you. R. And with thy spirit. 
Let us pray. Concede. 

GRANT, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, 
that we, who celebrate the gift of the Holy 
Ghost, may, by the inspiration of heaven, earnestly 
thirst after the fountain of life. Thro'. ... in unity 
of the sn me. 

When the Priest comes to the Font. 
The Lord be with you. It. And with thy spirit. 

O Almighty and eternal God, be present at these 
mysteries, be present at these sacraments of 
thy great goodness : and send forth the spirit of thy 
adoption to regenerate the new people, whom the 
font of baptism bringeth forth; that what is to be 
done by the ministry of us thy servants, may be ac- 
.romplished by the effect of thy power. Thro', 
jt. Amen. 

y. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy 



324 OFFICE BEFORE MASS 

spirit. V. Raise up your hearts on high. R. We 
have them raised up to the Lord. V. Let ns give 
thanks to the Lord our God. R. It is meet and j ust. 

JT is truly meet ^ and j ust, right and available to 
salvation, to give thee thanks always, and in all 
places, O holy Lord, almighty Father, and eternal 
God : who, by thy invisible power, dost wonder- 
fully produce the effects of thy sacraments : and, 
though we are unworthy to administer such great 
mysteries, yet, as thou dost not abandon the gifts of 
thy grace, so thou inclinest the ears of thy goodness 
even to our prayers. O God, whose spirit in the 
very beginning of the world moved upon the wa- 
ters; that even then the nature of water might re- 
ceive the virtue of sanctification : O God, who by 
water didst wash away the crimes of a guilty world, 
and by the overflowing of the deluge didst give us a 
figure of regeneration ; that one and the same ele- 
ment might, in a mystery, be the end of vice, and 
the origin of virtue: look down, O Lord, on thy 
Church, and multiply in her thy regenerations, who 
by the streams of thy abundant grace, fillest thy city 
with joy, and openest the fonts of baptism all over 
the world for the renewal of the Gentiles ; that by 
the command of thy majesty it may receive the 
grace of thy Son from the Holy Ghost. 
Here the Priest divides the Water in the form of a 

Cross. 

Who, by a secret mixture of his divine virtue, 
may render this water fruitful for the regeneration 
of men : to the end that those, who are to be sanc- 
tified in the immaculate womb of this divine font, 
and are to be born again new creatures, may come 
forth a heavenly offspring ; and that all, however 
distinguished by age in time, or sex in body, may 
be brought forth to the same infancy by grace, their 
spiritual mother. Therefore may all unclean spi- 
rits, by thy command, O Lord, depart from hence : 



ON HOLY-SATURDAY. 32$ 

may all the malice of diabolical wiles be entirely 
banished ; may no power of the enemy prevail here : 
let him not fly about to lay his snares ; let him not 
creep in by his secret artifices 5 let him not corrupt 
with his infection. 

Here fie touches the Water with his Hand. 

May this holy and innocent creature be free from 
all assaults of the enemy, and purified by the de- 
struction of all his malice. May it become a living 
fountain, a regenerating water, a purifying stream ; 
that all those, that are to be washed in this saving 
bath, may obtain, by the efficacy of the Holy Ghost, 
the grace of a perfect purification. 
Here he makes the Sign of the Cross thrice over the 
Font, saying ' 

Wherefore [bless thee, O creature of water, by 
the living J God, by the true J God, by the 
holy J" God-, by that God, who in the beginning 
separated thee by his word from the dry land, and 
whose spirit moved upon thee. 

[Here he dirides the\Va\.erwith /WsHand, and throws 
somtofit out toward* the. four quarters of the World.'} 
Who made thee flow from the fountain of para, 
disr, and commanded thee to water the whole earth 
with thy four rivers. Who changing thy bitterness 
in the desert into sweetness, made thee fit to drink ; 
and produced thee out of a rock to quench the thirst 
of the people. I % bless thee also by our Lord 
Jesus Christ, his only Son: who, in Cana-of Gali- 
lee, changed thee into wine, by a wonderful miracle 
of his power. Who walked upon thee dry-foot, 
and was baptized in the* by John in the Jordan. 
Who made thee flow out of his side, together with, 
his blood, anJ commanded his disciples, that such 
as believed should be baptized in thee, saying ; Go, 
teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the 
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 
E e 



326 OFFICE ON HOLY SATURDAY. 

Do thou, O almighty God, mercifully assist us, 
who obsenre this commandment : do thou gracious- 
ly inspire us. 

Here breathing thrice upon ike Water in Form of a 
Cross, he says : 

Do thou with thy mouth hless these clear waters ; 
that, besides their natural virtue of cleansing the 
body, they may also prove effectual for purifying 
the soul. 

Then he sinks the paschal Candle into the Water 
three different times, saying each time : 

May the virtue of the Holy Ghost descend into 
all the water of this font. 

Then breathing thrice on the Water, he goes on, 

And make the whole substance of this water fruit- 
ful, and capable of bringing to a new life. 
Here the Paschal Candle is taken out of the Water, 
and the Priest goes on, 

Here may the stains of all sin be washed out : 
here may human nature, created to thy image, and 
reformed to the honour of its author, be cleansed 
from the filth of the old man : that all who receive 
this sacrament of regeneration, may be born again 
new childen of trne innocence. Thro' who is to 
come to judge the living and the dead, and the 
world by fire. R. Amen. 
Here Mc People are sprinkled with the blessed Water, 

and some is taken away by the Ministers to distribute 

to the people for use in their houses. Atlerwurds tits 

Oil of the Catechumens is poured in, in the Form. 

of a Gross, the Priest saying, 
May this font be sanctified and made fruitful 
by the oil of salvation for such as are to be born 
anew in it, unto life everlasting. R, Amen. 
Then he pours the Chrism into it, saying, 

May this infusion of the chrism of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, and of the Holy Ghost the Comforter, be 
performed in the name of the Holy Trinity. Ji* 
Amen. 



MASS ON HOLY-SATURDAY. 327 

Lastly he pours the Oil and Chrism into the Water in 

the Form of a Cross, saying, 
May this mixture of the chrism of sanctification, 
and of the oil of salvation, and of the water of bap- 
tism, be performed in the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. R Amen. 
After Blessing the Font, the Priest, with his Mini- 
sters, lie prostrate before the altar , and all the rest 
kneel while the Litany [see Rogation- Days] is 
sung by two Chanters in the middle of the Choir, 
repeating the same words after them, to Christe 
exaudi nos inclusively. Whilst Kyiie and Christe 
eleison are each alternately sung 3 times, the 
Priest, with his Ministers in their proper vest- 
ments, begin Mass saying the Ps. Judica, &c. p. 
xv. but no Introit. At intoning the Gloria in ex- 
celsis the bells are rung, and continue to ring till 
it is finished. 

COLLECT. Dcus. O God, who enlightenest 
this most sacred night by the glory of the resurrection 
of the Lord ; preserve in the new offspring of thy 
family the spirit of adoption thou hast given them; 
that, being renewed in body and soul, they may 
serve thee with purity of heart. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Co/os. iii. i. 4. Brethren: If you 
be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above'; 
where Christ is sitting at the right- band of God: 
mind the things that are above, not the things that 
are On earth. For you are dead; and your life is 
hid with Christ in God. When Christ shall ap- 
pear, who is your life; then you also shall appear 
with him in glory. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. Praise the Lord, for V. Conjitemini Domi- 
he is good : and his mer- no, quoniam bonus : quo- 
cy endureth for ever. niam in saculum miseri* 

cordia ejus. 

TRACT. Ps. cxvi. Praise the Lord all ye na- 
tions - 9 join in his praise, all ye people. V. For 
Ee 2 



328 MASS, &C. ON HOLY-SATURDAY. 

his mercy is confirmed upou usj and the truth of 
the Lord remaineth for ever. 

(00#pel+ Matt, xxviii. i. 7. In the end of 
the Sabbath, . when it began to dawn towards the 
first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the 
other Mary to the sepulchre. And behold there 
was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord 
descended from heaven ; and coming, rolled back 
the stone, and sat upon it; and his countenance was 
as lightning, and his raiment as snow. And for fear 
of him, the guards were struck with terror, and be- 
came as dead men. And the angel answering, said 
to the women : Fear not you ; for I know that you 
seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for 
he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place 
where the Lord was laid. And going quickly, tell 
ye his disciples that he is risen ; and behold he will 
go before you into Galilee: there you shall see him. 
Lo I have foretold it to you. 

The Offertory is omitted ; but Oblations of the Host 
and Chalice arc made, as in the Ordinary, p. xxiii. 
SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
thrt prayers of thy people, together with the offer- 
ing of these Hosts, that what is consecrated by these 
paschal mysteries, may by the help of thy grace avail 
us to eternal life. Thro'. 

For the Communicantes cmr/Hanc igitur see p. 331 : 
the rent as in the Ordinary. There are neither 
Agnus Dei, Comm. nor P. Comm. but as soon as 
the Priest aas taken the last Ablution, are begun 

VESPERS. 

Ant ft. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. 
Ps. cxvi- 

P Raise the Lord, all T Audate Dominum, 
ye nations ; * praise JLrf omnes gentes ; *lau- 
him all ye people. date eum omnes populi. 

For his mercy is con- Quoniam confirmata 
firmed upon us; * and est super nos misericor- 



EASTER-SUNDAY* 329 

the truth of the Lord re- dia ejus; * et veritas Do 
maineth for ever. Glo- mini manct in feternuiu 
ry, &:c. Gloria, &c. 

Anth. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia 
Anthem at the Magnificat 

Tn the evening of the VtspereautemSabbpti 
Sabbath which dawns on qiue lucesci; ia prima 
the first day of the week, Sabbati, venit Maria 
came Mary Magdalen, Magdalene, etalteraMa- 
and another Mary, to see ria, videre sepulchrum. 
the sepulchre. Allel. Alleluia. 
At the Magnificat [see p. 279] the altar is fumed with. 
incense as usual. 

PRAYER. Spirit urn. Pour forth on us, O Lord, 
the spirit of thy love ; that those whom thou has 
filled with the paschal sacrament, may, by thy good- 
ness, live in perfect concord. Thro'. 
Theti a/I concludes as at Mass, except that Alleluia* 

Alleluia, is added to lie, missa est, and Deo gra- 

tias; and these Alleluias arc continued till Low- 

Sunday. 



A LTHOUGH times and seasons in general subsist not 
JLV. but by the order, and for the glory of God, yet the 
Church, when she speaks of the festival of the Refurret* 
tion 9 calls it in every part of the Divine Office, ^by way of 
pre-eminence) the da) the Lord hath made. All the days of 
the mortal life of Jesus, previous to that of his Resurrection^ 
were, according to St. Paul, the days of his Humiliation^ 
whereas this is properly called the day of his gbi\i since it 
was by his resurrection that the broad seal of heaven was 
affixed to his doctrine, his other miracles confirmed, his 
mission proved, and all his labours crowned. Hence 
arises the Church's joy on this t the greatest other festivals. 

1NTROIT. Ps. cxxxviii. 

I Have risen, and am as 'DE^ur/wi et ailhuc 
yet with van, Al.leL: -* 1 tccuvt sum, Alleluia : 



33 EASTER-SUNDAY. 

thou hast stretched forth posnisti super me manwn 
thy hand to me Allel. ; tuam, Alleluia: mirabilis 
thy knowledge is become facta est sclent ia tua, At- 
wonderful, Aljel. A I lei, kluia, Alleluia. 

Ps Lord, thou hast Ps. Domine, probasti 
tried me, and known me: me, et cognvvistfme: tu 
thou hast knewn my sit- cognovisti sessionemmeam, 
ting down and my up- et rcsurrectionem meam. 
rising. V, Glory. V, Gloria. 

COLLECT. Deus, qui.O God, who, on this 
day, by thy only begotten Son's victory over death, 
didst open for us a passage to eternity $ grant that 
our prayers, which thy preventing grace inspirelh, 
may, by thy help, become effectual. Thro*. 

EPISTLE, i Cor. v. 7. 8. Brethren : Purge 
out the old leaven, that you may be a new paste, as 
you are unleavened, for Christ, our pasch, is sa- 
crificed* Therefore let us feast, not with the okl 
leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wicked- 
ness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and 
truth. 

GRAD. Ps. cxvii -This is the day the Lord hath 
made: come let us exult and rejoice thereon. V. 
Praise the Lord, for he is good : and his mercy en- 
dureth forever: Alleluia, Alleluia. F. Christ him- 
self is become our paschal sacrifice. Alleluia. 

The PROSE. 

T7ICTIM-S Paschali laudes immolent Chn;;- 
V tiani : 

Agnus redemit oves: Christus innocens Patri re- 
con ciliavit peccatores. 

More et vita duello ; conflixere mirando: dux vi 
tae mortuus, regnat vivus. 

Die nobis, Maria, cjuid vidisti in via ? 

Sepulchrum Christi viventis, et gloriain vidi resur- 
gentis. 

AngeHcos testes sudaritirn et vestes. 








TheJZarth (re/nfi/ed fi/id nw.w/twf, 



EASTER-SUNDAY. 33! 

Surrexit Christus, spes mea : precedet vos in Ga- 
lilceam. 

Scimus Christum surrexisse a mortuus vere; ta 
n obis, victor Rex, miserere. Amen. Alleluia. 
jf//e foregoing Prose, as well as the following Com- 

mimicantes and Hancigitur, are continued in every 

Mats till Saturday next inclusively. 

C?D0p0l. Mark xvi. i. 7, At that time: 

Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and 
Salome, brought sweet spices, that coming they 
might anoint Jesus. And very early in the morning 
the first day of the week, they come to the sepulchre, 
the sun being now risen. And they said one 10 ano- 
ther: Who shall roll us back the stone from the 
door of the sepulchre ? And looking, they saw 
the stone rolled back. For it was very great. And 
entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man 
sitting on the right side cloathed with a white robe : 
and they were astonished. Who saith to them : Be 
not affrighted : you seek Jesus t of Nazareth, who was 
crucified : he is risen, he is not here, behold the 
place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples 
and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: 
there you shall see him, as he told you. CREDO. 

OFFERT. P.s. ixxv. The earth trembled, and 
\vas silent, while God arose to judgment. Allel. 

SKCRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
the prayers of thy people, together with the offer- 
ings of these hosts, that what is consecrated by these 
paschal mysteries, may, by tV,e help of thy grace, 
avail us to eternal life. Thro*. 

COMMUNICANTES. Being united in communion, 
and celebrating this most sacred day of the resurrec- 
tion of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the flesh : 
moreover, honouring the memory of, c. an in the 
Ordinary, pagt xxxiv. 

HANC IGITUR. We therefore beseech thee, O 
Lord, graciously to accept this oblaiiort of thy ser- 



332 EASTER-MONDAY. 

vants, and of thy whole family, which we offer t 
thee also, for all those thou hast vouchsafed to rege. 
nerate, by water and the Holy Ghost, granting them 
the remission of #11 their sins. Dispose our days in 
peace, &c. as p. xxxv. 

COMM. i Cor. v. Christ himself is become our 
paschal sacrifice, Alleluia : therefore let us feast on 
the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alle- 
luia, Alleluia, Alleluia, 

P. COMM. Spirit urn nobis Pour forth on us, 
O Lord, the spirit of thy love; that those whom 
thou hast filled with the paschal sacrament, may, by 
thy goodness, live in perfect concord. Thro* in 
the unity of the Holy Ghost, 



INTR01T. Exod. xiii. 

THE Lord hath TNtrod-uxit vos Dominus 
brought you into a * in ttrra-mflucntemlac 
land flowing with milk et mel, Alleluia : et ut lex 
and honey, Alleluia; let Domini simper sit in ore 
then the law of the vestro, Alleluia, Alleluia. 
Lord be ever in your Ps. Confitemini Domino, 
mouth,Alleluia,Alleluia. et invocate nomen ejusi 
Ps. Praise the Lord, and annuntiate inter Gentes 
call upon his name: opera ejus. V. Gloria. 
publish his works among the Gentiles. F. Glory. 

COLLECT, Veus, qui.O God, who by the 
mystery of thr paschal solemnity, hast bestowed 
remedies on the world ; continue, we beseech thee, 
thy heavenly blessings on thy people, that they may 
deserve to obtain perfect liberty, and advance to- 
wards eternal life. Thro*. 

LESSON. Actsx. 37. 43. JH tliose days : Peter 
standing up in the midst of the people said : You 
know the word that hath been published through^ 
alljudea; for it began from Galilee, after tlie bap- 



.ich John preacher, -eth : how 

Go1 anointed him with the Holy Gho>t, and with 

nt about doing good, and healing 

.it were o by the devil, for God was 

m. An i ;-s of all things that he 

the land of the v.-hom 

they killed, hanging him upon a tree. Him God 

day, and gave him to be made 

N : 10 >. . :..r -. .; -, 

us, who did eat aad 
liim after he rose again from the dead* 
And he commanded us to preach to the people, and 
to testify that it appointed by God to 

be judge of the living and oft 1 To him all 

the prophc ;imony, that thro 1 his name all 

who believe in him. 

GRAD. - H the day the Lord 

: come let i:s exult and rejoice thereon. 
T. Let Is: i the Lord is gooc 

reth for ever. Alleluia, 
An angel of the V. Angehts DC 
Lord descended from dcscendit dc cfo, ct c 
heaven, and coming to c&tcns r^tWnf lapidtm, 
the monument, rolled tt sedebat super ettt.i. 

3ne, and sat up : 

COGpCL I- : -- xxiv. 13. :;. A that time i 
Two of the disci ^.le> of Jesus went the same d^ 
town which was iix:y iV.r'.or:^5Tro:v. Jerusalem, nam- 
ed E : n m m : h ey tal ked togeiher of a 1 
things which h. ~d. And it came to pass, 
that v. each other, 

d went with the r. 

their I held tl^at they should not know him. 

And : .ourses 

that >ou hold one with anot 
And the one of th- 

d to him : a only 

a *;:.. . and hast not k.no\%Q the 



334 . EASTER.MONDAY. 

things that have been done there in these days > Te 
whom he said : What things ? And they said : Con- 
cerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, 
mighty in work and word before God and all the 
people. And how our chief priests and rulers de- 
jivered him to be condemned to death, and cruci- 
fied. But we hoped that it was he that should 
have redeemed Israel : and now, besides all this, to 
clay is the third day since these things were done. 
Yea and certain women also of our company, af- 
frighted us, who before it was light, were at the 
sepulchre. And not finding his body, came, say- 
ing that they had also seen a vision of angels, who 
said that he is alive. And some of our people went 
to the sepulchre: and found it so as the women had 
said, but him they found not. Then he said to them : 
O foolish, and slow of heart to believe in all things 
which the prophets have spoken. Ought not Christ 
to have suffered these things, and so to enter into his 
glory? And beginning at Moses and all the pro- 
phets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures 
the things that were concerning him. And they 
drew nigh to the town whither they were going : and 
he made as though he would go farther. But they 
constrained him, saying; Stay with us, because it 
is towards evening, and the day is now far spent* 
And he went in with them. And it came to pass, 
whilst lie was at table with them, he took bread ; 
and blessed and brake, and gave to them. And 
their eyes were opened, and they knew him: and 
he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to 
the other; Was not our hearts burning within us, 
whilst he spoke in the way, and opened to us the 
scriptures? And rising up the same hour they went 
back to Jerusalem: and they found the eleven ga- 
thered toether, and those that were with them. 
Saying, the Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared 
to Simen. And they told what things were doae in 



EASTER TUESDAY.- 335 

tV.c\vay: and how they knew him in the breaking 
of bread. CREDO. 

OFFKRT. Malt, xxix An angel of the Lord 
came down from heaven, and said to the women : 
lie whom you seek, is risen, as he told you. Allel. 

SECRET and P. GQM1l.a$yesterd*u,p. 331, 332. 

COMM. Lukcx\iv. The Lord hath risen and 
appeared to Peter. Alleluia. 

EASTER.TUESDAY. 

INTRO1T. Eccles. xv.He hath given them the 
water of wisdom, Alleluia: this wisdom shall be 
strengthened in them, and shall not leave them, Al- 
leluia: it shall raise them up for ever, Alleluia. 
Ps. Give praise to the Lord, and call upon his 
name: publish his works among the Gentiles. V. 
Glory. 

COLLECT. Dcus, qui.O God, who by a new 
increase does continually enlarge thy Church : grant 
that thy servants may manifest in their lives the sa* 
crament they have received with faith. Thro'. 

LESSON. Acts xiii. 26. 33- In those days : 
Paul standing up, and with his hand bespeaking 
silence, said : Brethren, children of the stock of Abra- 
ham, and whosoever among you fear God, to you 
the won! of this salvation is sent. For they that in- 
habited Jerusalem, and the rulers thereof, not know- 
ing him, nor the voices of the prophets, which are 
read every Sabbath, judging him have fulfilled them, 
and finding no cause of death in him, they desired 
of Pilate, that they might kill him. And when they 
had fulfilled all things that were written of him, 
taking him down from the t ee, they laid him in a 
ilrhre But God raided, him up from the dead 
the third day : and lie was seen for many days by them 
who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, 
v;ho to this present are his witnesses to the people. 
And we declare unto you that the promise vuiich 



33$ EASTER-TUESDAY. 

was made to our fathers, this same God hath fulfilled 
to our children, raising up Jesus Christ our Lord. 

GRAD. Ps. cxvii. This is the day th Lord 
hath made: come let us exult and rejoice thereon. 
V. Let those whom he hath rescued from the hand 
of the enemy, and gathered from all nations now say, 
Alleluia, Alleluia. The Lord, who hung on the 
tree of the cross for us, is risen from the grave. Al- 
leluia. 

d500p0l 4 Luke xxiv. 36. 47. At that time : 
Jesus stood in the midst of his disciples, and said to 
them, Peace be to you; it is I, fear not. But they 
being troubled and frighted, supposed they saw a 
spirit. And he said to them: Why are you trou- 
bled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts ? See 
my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me 
and see : for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you 
see me to have. And when he had said this, he 
shewed them his hands and his feet. But while they 
yet believed not and wondered for joy, he said: 
Have you here any thing to eat ? And they offered 
him a piece of broiled fish, and a honey comb. 
And when he had eaten before them, taking the re- 
mains he gave to them. And he said to them : These 
are the words which I spoke to you ^whilst I was 
yet with you, that all things must needs be ful- 
filled, which are written in the law of Moses, and 
in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 
Then he opened their understanding, that they 
might understand the scriptures. And he said to 
them : Thus it is written, and thus it behoved 
Christ to sutler, and to rise again from the dead the 
third day ; and that penance and remission of sins 
should be preached in his name unto all nations.- 
CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xvii. The Lord thundered from 
heaven, and the Most High sent forth his voice: 
:id the spring heads of the waters appeared. AlleJ. 



WEDNESDAY IN EASTER* WEEK.. 337 

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
the prayers of the faithful, together with these obla- 
tions: that by these duties of piety they may obtaitt 
eternal life. Thro'. 

COMM. Colos. iii. If you are risen with Christ, 
seek the things that are above, where Christ is 
sitting at the right hand of God, Alleluia: mind the 
things that are above, Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that the virtue of the Paschal sa- 
crament, which we have received, may always re- 
main in our souls. Thro\ 

WEDNESDAY IN EASTER WEEK. 
INTROIT. Matt, xxv. Come you blessed of my 
Father, receive the kingdom, Alleluia: which hath 
been prepared for you from the beginning of the 
world, Alleluia, Aileluja, Alleluia. Ps. Sing to 
the Lord a new songj sing to the Lord all the earth. 
V. Glory. 

I. COLLECT. Dcn* 9 qui.O God, who by the 
yearly solemnity of the resurrection of our Lord, 
fillest us with joy ; merrifully grant, that, by these 
temporal festivals which we celebrate, we may at 
last come to the possession of those joys that are 
eternal. Thro 1 . 

The H. Collect till Saturday next is, either Ecclesiae 
or Deus omnium, with their respective Secrets a fid 
P. Comms. pp. 50, &c. 

LESSON. Acts iii.' 13. 19. In those days : 
Peter opening his moutK, said ; You men of Israel, 
and you who fear God, give ear. The God of 
Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of 
Jacob, the God of our Father?, hath glorified his 
Son Jesus, whom you indeed delivered up, and de- 
nied before the face of Pilate, when he judged he 
should be released. But you denied the Holy One 



338 WEDNESDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 

and the Just, and desired a murderer to he granted 
unto you. But the Author of life you killed, whom 
God hath raised from the dead, of which we are 
witnesses. Ai^cl his name, through the faith of his 
name, hath made this man strong, whom you have 
seen and known ; and the faith which is by him, 
hath given this perfect soundness in the sight of you 
all : and now, brethren, I know that you did it 
through ignorance, as did also your rulers. But 
those things which God before had shewed by the 
mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should 
suffer, he hath so fulfilled. Repent ye therefore, and 
be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. 

GRAD. Ps. cxvii. This is the day the Lord hath 
made, come let us exult and rejoice thereon. V. 
The right hand of the Lord hath exerted its might ; 
the right hand of the Lord hath raised me up, Al- 
leluia, Alleluia. F. The Lord is certainly risen, 
and hath appeared to Peter. 

(!?00pCU Jo/mxxi. i. 14. At that time: Jesu s 
shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea o* 
Tiberias. And he shewed himself after this manner. 
There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas who 
is called Didymus, arid Nathanael, who was of Cana 
in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others 
of his disciples. Simon Peter saith to them; i go a 
fishing. They say to him : We also come with thee. 
And they went forth and entered into a ship ; and 
that night they caught nothing. But when the 
morning was come, Jesus stood on the shore : yet 
the disciples knevv not that it was Jesus. And Jesus 
said to them: Children have you any meat? They 
answered him: No. He saith to th'em: Ca.st the 
net on the right side of the ship: and you shall find. 
They cast therefore; and now they are not able to 
draw it for the multitude of fishes. That disciple 
jruTefore whom Jesus loved said to Peter : It is the 



THURSDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 339 

Lord. Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the 
Lord, girt his coat about him (for he was naked) 
and cast himselt into the sea. But the other disci- 
ples came in the ship (for they were not far from the 
land, but as it were two hundred cubits) dragging 
the net with fishes. As soon then as they came 
to land, they saw hot coals lying, and a fish laid 
thereon, and bread. Jesus saith to them : Bring 
hither of the fishes which you have now caught : 
Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land, full 
of great fishes, one hundred and fifty-three. And 
although there were so many, the net was not bro- 
ken. Jesus saith to them : Come, and dine. And 
none of them who were at meat, durst ask him : 
Who art thou ? knowing that it was the Lord. And 
Jesus cometh and taketh bread, and giveth them, 
and fish in like manner. This is now the third time 
that Jesus was manifested to his disciples, after he 
was risen from the dead. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixxvii. The Lord opened the 
gates of heaven, and rained down Manna for them to 
eat: he gave them the bread of heaven; man hath 
eaten the bread of augels, Alleluia. 

SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, with joy these 
Paschal sacrifices, wherewith thy Church is wonder- 
fully fed and nourished. Thro'. 

COMM. Horn, vi. Christ rising from the dead, 
dieth no more, Alleluia: death shall have no more 
any power over him, Alleluia, Alleluia. 

Pi COMM. Al> omni. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, that being cleansed from the old leaven, 
the receiving thy venerable sacrament may transform 
us into a new creature. Who, with the Father and 
the Holy Ghost, Uveth, &c. 

THURSDAY IN EASTER WEEK. 
INTROIT. Wisd. x. They have ail together 
praised thy victorious hand, O Lord, Alleluia. For 
Ffi 



340 THURSDAY IN EASTER- WEEK. 

wisdom hath opened the mouth of the dumb, andt 
made eloquent the tongues of infants, Allel. Allel, 
Ps. Jxxix. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he hath 
done wonders. F. Glory. 

COLLECT. Deus, gui OGod, who hast united 
various nations in the confession of thy name: grant 
that they who have been born again by the water 
of baptism, may have the same faith in their hearts, 
and the same piety in their actions, Thro'. 

LESSON, Acts viii. 26. 40. In those days ; 
An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying : 
Arise, go towards the south, to the way that goeth, 
down from Jerusalem to Gaza ; this is desart. And 
rising up he went. And behold a man of Ethiopia, 
an eunuch of great authority under Candace Queen 
of the Ethiopians, who had charge over all her trea- 
sure?, had come to Jerusalem to adore. And he 
was returning sitting in his chariot, and reading 
Jsaias the prophet. And the spirit said to Philip : 
Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And 
Philip running thither, heard him reading the pro- 
phet Isaias, and he said: Thinkest thou that 
thou understandest what thou readest ? And he 
said: And how can I, unless some man shew me? 
and he desired Philip that he would come up and sit 
v/ith him. And the place of the scripture which 
he was reading was this : 4t He was led as a sheep 
to the slaughter: and like a lamb without voice 
before his shearer, so opened he not his. mouth. In 
humility, his judgment was taken away. Who shall 
declare his reneration, for his life shall be taken 
from the earth ?" And the eunuch answering Philip, 
said : I beseech thee, of whom doth the prophet speak 
this? of himself, or of some other man? Then 
Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this 
scripture, preached to him Jesus. And as they went 
on their way, they came to a certain water: and 
the eunuch said : See here is water, what doth hia* 



THURSDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 34f 

fler me from being; baptized? And Philip said : If 
thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. ^ And 
he answering, said : I believe that Jesus Christ is the 
Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to 
stand still: and they went down into the water, 
both Philip and the eunuch, and he bapti/ed him. 
Arid when they were come up out of the water, the 
Spirit of the Lord took away Philip, and the eunuch 
saw him no more. And lie went on his way re- 
joicing. But Philip was found in Azotus, and pass- 
ing through, he preached the gospel to all the cities 
till he came to Cesarea. 

GRAD. This is the day the Lord hath made, 
come let us exult, and rejoice thereon. V. The 
stone which the builders rejected, is become the 
chief corner stone: this was done by the Lord, and 
it was wonderful in our eyes, Alleluia, Alleluia. 
V. Christ is risen, who created all things, and hath 
shewn mercy to mankind. 

<JD00p0L John xx. ii. 18. ^ that time: 
Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. 
Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and 
looked into the sepulchre : and she saw two angels 
in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the 
feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid. They 
say to her : Woman, why weepcst thou ? She saith 
to them : Because they have taken away my Lord, 
and L know not where they have laid him. When 
she had thus said, she turned herself back, and 
saw Jesus standing; and she knew not that it was 
Jesus. Jesus said to her: Woman, why weepest 
thou ? whom seekest thou ? She thinking that it was 
the gardener, saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken 
him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him: and I 
will lake him away. Jesus saith to her : Mary. She 
turning, saith to him: Rabboni (which is to say, 
Master.) Jesus saith to her: Do not touch me, for 
J am net yet ascended to my Father : but co to my 
F 3 



34 3 FRIDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 

brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father, 
and to your Father, to my God and your God. Mary 
Magdalen cometh and telleth the disciples: I have 
seen the Lord, and these things he said to me. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Exod. xiii. In the days of your solem- 
nity, saith the Lord, I will bring you into a land 
flowing with milk and honey, Alleluia. 

SECRET. Graciously accept, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, the offerings of thy people: that being re- 
newed by the confession of thy name and by bap- 
tism, they may obtain everlasting bliss. Thro'. 

COMM. i Peter ii. You, who are a purchased 
people, publish his might, Alleluia: It is he who 
hath called you from darkness to his wonderful light, 
Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Exaudi, Graciously hear onr prayers, 
O Lord, that, by frequenting these sacred mysteries 
of our redemption, we may obtain the necessary 
helps of this life, and endless joys of the next. Thro'. 

FRIDAY IN EASTER-WEEK. 

INTROLT. Ps. Ixxvii. The Lord hath brought 
them forth in hope, Alleluia; and the sea hath 
covered their enemies, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. 
Pi-. My people, be attentive to my law ; bend your 
ear to the words of my mouth. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Omnifoten*.Q Almighty and Eter- 
nal God, who hast instituted this Paschal mystery 
in the covenant of the reconciliation of mankind ; 
assist us with thy holy grace, that what we profess in 
this solemnity, we may practice in our lives. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Peter ii'. 18. 22, Dear Brethren : 
Christ died once for our sins, the just for the unjust, 
that he might offer us to God, being put to death 
indeed in the flesh, but brought to life by the spirit. 
In which also he came and preached to those spirits 
that were in prison: which had been sometime in- 
credulous, when they waited for the pauencc of 



FRIDAY IN EASTER WEEK. 343 

God in the days of Noe, when the ark was a build- 
ing : wherein a few, that is, eight souls were saved 
by water. VV hereunto baptism being of the like 
form, now saves you also ; not the putting away of 
the filth of the flesh, but the examination of a good 
conscience towards God by the resurrection of Jesus 
Christ, who is on the right hand of God. 

GRAD. This is the day the Lord hath made, come 
let us exult and rejoice thereon. V. Blessed is he 
who cometh in the name of the Lord: he is our 
Lord God, and he hath shone upon us, Alleluia, 
Alleluia. V. Publish it among the Gentiles, that 
the Lord hath reigned from the cross. 

(BOtfptU Mutt, xxviii. 15. 20. At that time i 
The eleven disciples went into Galilee, u;ider the 
mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And 
seeing him they adored: but some doubted. 
And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All 
power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Go 
ye therefore and teach ail nations : baptizing them 
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all 
things whatsoever I have commanded you ; and be- 
hold 1 am with you all days, even to the consumma* 
tion of the world, CUEDO. 

OFFERT. KiW. xii. This dav shall be a me- 
morable one to you, Alleluia. You shall keep it 
a solemn festival to .the Lord throughout all your 
generations; an everlasting stated solemnity. Allel, 

SECRET. Mercifully* accept this sacrifice, we 
beseech thee, O Lord, which we offer for the re- 
mission of their sins, \vho have been regenerated; 
and to obtain speedily the help of thy grace. Thro'. 

COMM. j\lutt. xxviii. All po^er in heaven and 
on earth is given to me, Alleluia: Go teach all na- 
tions, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and 
of the Son. and of the Holy Gho,t, Alle 1 . Aliel. 

P. COMM. iii'.^'n:c. Look down, we beseech 



344 SATURDAY IN EASTER-WEEK, 

thee, O Lord, upon thy people: and since thou 
hast vouchsafed to give them a new life by these 
eternal mysteries, grant them also pardon of their 
temporal offences. Thro'. 

SATURDAY IN EASTER. WEEK. 

1NTRO1T. Ps. civ The Lord hath led forth 
liis x people in gladness, Alleluia; and his chosen 
ones in joy, Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Praise the Lord, 
and call upon his name : publish his works among 
the Gentiles. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we, who with reverence 
have celebrated this solemnity of Easter, may hap- 
pily arrive at everlasting joys. Thro.* 

EPISTLE, i Peter \\. Dear Brethren: Laying 
away all malice, and all guile and dissimulations, 
and envies, and all detractions, as new-born babes, 
desire the rational milk without guile: that there, 
by you may grow unto salvation : if so be you 
have tasted that the Lord is sweet, unto whom 
coming, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by 
men, but chosen and made honourable by God : 
be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual 
house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sa- 
crifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Where- 
fore it is contained in the scripture: " Behold I lay 
in Sion a chief corner-stone, elect precious ; and he 
that shall believe in him, shall not be confounded." 
To you, therefore, that believe, honour: but to 
them that believe not, "the stone which the builders 
rejected, the same is made the head of the corner :" 
and a stone of stumbling and a rock of scandal, to 
them who stumble at the word, neither do believe, 
\vhereuntoalso they are set. But you are, a chosen 
generation, a kinglv priesthood, a holy nation, a 
purchased people; that you may declare his virtues, 
\\ho hath called you out of darkness into ins ad- 



SATURDAY IN 7 EASTER-WEEK. 345 

mirable light. " Who in time past were not a peo- 
ple; but are now the people of God: Who had 
not obtained mercy ; but now have obtained mercy. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. This is the day the Lord 
hath made; come let us exult and rejoice thereon, 
Alleluia. F. Praise the Lord, ye his servants, praise 
the name of the Lord. 

C>00pi+ John xx. 1.9. At that time : 
The first day of the week, Mary Magdalen cometh 
early, while it was yet dark, to the sepulchre: and 
she saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 
She ran, therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and 
to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith to 
them: They have taken away the Lord out of the 
sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid 
him. Peter therefore went out, and that other dis* 
ciplc, and they came to the sepulchre. And they 
both ran together, and that other disciple did over- 
run Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And 
when he stooped down, he saw the linen cloths 
lying ; but yet he went not in. Then cometh Si. 
mon Peter, following him, and went into the se- 
pulchre, and saw the linen cloths lying. And the 
napkin, that had been about his head, not lying with 
the linen cloths, but apart wrapt up into one place. 
That other disciple also went in, who came first to 
the sepulchre : and he saw, and believed ; for as yet 
they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again 
from the dead. CREDO. 

OFFERT. PS. cxvii. Blessed is he who cometh 
in the name of the Lord : we have blessed you from 
the house of the Lord : the Lord is God, and he 
h;:tb shined upon us, Alleluia, Alleluia. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
that we may always gratefully solemnize the Paschal 
mysteries, and that the continual celebration of the 
jacrament of our redemption may be to us a subject 
of perpetual joy. Thro'. 



346 LOW-SUNDAY* 

COMM. GaL iii. All you that have been bap. 
tized in Christ, have put on Christ, Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Redemptionis. Being strengthened, 
O Lord, by tlxe sacrament of our redemption, grant 
that, through this help to eternal salvation, a true 
faith may always be increased in us. Thro\ 

QUASIMODO, or LOW SUNDAY, 

IS called in the Roman Missal Dominica in albis, because 
those who were baptized on Holy Saturday, laid aside 
the white garments wherewith they were yesterday clothed, 
and began this day to be no longer distinguished in dress 
from the rest of the faithful. It is to the newly baptized 
however, and those who have recovered their innocence 
by the sacrament of penance, that the Church addresses 
herself, exhorting them, like new-born children, earnestly 
to desire the spiritual milk of the word of God, which 
alone can maintain in them that life of grace which they 
have just recovered. 

TNTROIT. i Peter ii. Ps. Ixxx. 



LIKE new born chil- jg) UASIMODO, geniti 
dren, Allel. desire c \^ infantes, Allel, ra- 
spiritual and pure milk, tionabile sine dolo lac con- 
Allel. Allel. Allel. Ps, cupiscite, Alleluia, Allel. 
Rejoice in God, who is Allel. Ps. Exultate Dei 
our help: joyfully praise adjutori nostro ; jubilate 
the God of Jacob. V. Deo Jacob. V. Gloria. 
Glory. 

COLLECT. Przsta. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we, who have celebrated the 
solemnity of Easter, may, by the assistance of thy 
divine grace, ever make the effects thereof manifest 
in our lives and actions. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i John v. 4. 9. Dearly beloved : 
Whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world : 
and this is the victory which overcometh the world, 
our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, 
but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God ? 



LOW-SUNDAY. 347 

This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus 
Christ: not by water only, but by water and blood. 
And it is the spirit which testifieth, that Christ is the 
truth. For there are three who give testimony in 
heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. 
And these three are one. And there are three that 
give testimony on earth: the spirit, the water, and 
the blood, and these three are one. If we receive the 
testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. 
For this is the testimony of God which is greater, 
because he hath testified of his Son. He that be- 
lieveth in the Son of God, hath the testimony of 
God in himself. 

Alleluia. Allel. V. On the day of my resurrec- 
tion, sa'uh the Lord, I will go before you into Ga- 
lilee. Alleluia. 

V. After eight days, V. Post dies octo ja- 
the doors being shut, Je- nuis clansis, stetit Jesus 
stis stood in the midst of in media discipulorum suo- 
his disciples, and said: rum, et dixit ; Ptwoobis. 
Peace be with you. Allel. Alleluia. 

(BOjSpCl. John xx. 19. 31. ^U that time: 
When it was late that same day, being the same 
day of the week, and the doors were shut, where 
the disciples were gathered toother for fear of the 
Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to 
them: Peace be to you. And when he had said 
this he shewed them his hands and his side. The 
disciples therefore were glad when they saw the 
Lord. And he said to them again: Peace be to 

o;i. As the Father hath sent me, I also send yon. 

kVhen he had said this, he breathed on them; and 
he said to them : Receive ye the Holy Ghost : whose 
sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them ; and 
whose sins yon shall retain, they are retained. Now 
Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, 
was not with them when Jesus came. The other 



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34* LOW. SUNDAY. 

disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the 
Lord. But he said to them: Except 1 shall see iii 
his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger 
into the place of the nails, and put my hands into 
his side, I will not believe. And after eight days, 
again his disciples were within, and Thomas with 
them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood 
in the midst, and said : Peace be to you. Then he 
said to Thomas: Put in thy fingers hither, and see 
niy hands, and bring hither thy hand, and put it into 
my side; and be not faithless, but believing. Tho- 
mas answered and said to him: My Lord and my 
God!! Jesus saith to him: because thou hast seen 
me, Thomas, thou hast believed : blessed are they 
that have not seen, and have believed.* Many other 
signs also did Jesus in the sight of his disciples, 
which are not written in this book. But these are 
written that you may believe that Je-sus is the Christ 
the Son of God: and that believing you may have 
life in his name. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Matt, xxviii.- An angel of the Lord 
came down from heaven, and said to the women : 
He whom you seek is risen, as he told you, Allel. 

SECRET. Receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
the offerings of thy joyful Church : and as thou hast 
given occasion to this great joy, g taut she may re- 
ceive the fruits of that joy, which will never end. 
Thro'. 

COMM. John xx. Put forth thy hand, and re- 
mark the place of the nails, Alleluia: and be not 
incredulous, but believe, Alleluia, Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Quasunnts. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Lord our God, that the sacred mysteries thou hast 
given us to preserve the grace of our redemption, 
may be our present and future remedy. Thro'. 

* What follows is omitted on the 2ist of December, ths 
Feast of St. Thorns. 



II. SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 349 

fc^ From hence till the Ascension, (except on Dou- 
bles) the II. Collect is Concede, as in the Votive 
Mass of the B. V r . M. from Easter to Advent; the 
111. Ecclesije, or Deus omnium, pp. 50, $* c w ^ 
tiit'i.} 1 respect ire. Secrets and P. Comms* 

II. SUNDAY after EASTER. 
INTRO1T. Ps. xxxii. 

THE earth is fall of TLflstric'ordia Domini 
the mercy of the -*'-*- plena es terra, Al- 
Lord, Allel.: the heavens Icluia : Derbv Domini ccdi 
ivere made by the word ftrmatisunt, Alleluia^ Al- 
of the Lord, Allel. Allel. lelaia. 

Ps Rejoice in the Lord Ps. Exultate justi in 
ye righteous: it becom- Domino: rectos decet col* 
etli the upright to praise laudatio. V. Gloria. 
him. V. Glory. 

COLL. Deus. O God, who, by the humilia- 
tion of thy Son, hast raised up the fallen world: 
grant to thy people perpetual joy ; that they, whom 
thou hast delivered from the danger of everlasting 
death, may arrive at eternal happiness, Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Peter ii. 21. 25. Dearly Beloved: 
Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example 
that you should follow his steps. Who did no &m 9 
neither zcas guile found in his mouth. Who, when 
he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he 
threatened not; but delivered himself to him that 
judged him unjustly: who his own self bore our sins 
in his body upon the tree : that we being dead to 
sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you 
were healed For you were as sheep going astray : 
but you are jiow converted to the shepherd and 
bishop of your souls. 

K I am the good shep- V- Eg sum Ptisfor 
herd, and I know my if-.i:<;*, <- cognosco vies 
Gg 



3P HI, SUNDAY AFTER EASTER, 

sheep, and my sheep meas, ct cogrtoscunt me 
know me, Alleluia. meat. Alleluia. 

<000pU 'John x. u. 16. At that time: 
Jesus said to the Pharisees : I am the good shepherd: 
The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. But 
the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose 
own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and 
leaveth the sheep, and flieth, and the wolf cutcheth, 
and scattereth the sheep: and the hireling flieth, 
because he is a hireling ; and he hath no care for the 
sheep. I am the good shepherd ; and I know mine, 
and mine know me. As the Father knovveth me, 
and 1 know the Father; and 1 lay down my life for 
my sheep, And other sheep I have, that are not of 
this fold j them also I must bring, and they shall 
hear my voice, and there shall be one fold, and one 
shepherd. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ivii. O God, my God, to thee, I 
watch from break of day : and at thy name I will 
lift up my hands. Alleluia. 

SECRET. May this holy oblation, O Lord, 
drawdown upon us thy saving blessing; and always 
produce in us the effect of what is represented in these 
sacred mysteries. Thro'. 

COMM. John x. I am the good shepherd, A He. 
luia: and I know my sheep, and my sheep know 
me. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Prasta. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty Cod, that, receiving from thee the grace 
of life, we may always glory in thy gift. Thro'. 

III. SUNDAY after EASTER. 

INTROIT. Ps.\w. 

SING to God all the jubilate Deo omnis ttr. 
earth, Alleluia: sing ** ra, Alleluia; psaU 
a psalm to his name, Al. mum dicite nomini ems, 
\eluia. Publish aloud his Alleluia. Date gioriam 



III-. SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 3$I 

praises, Alleluia, Allel. laudi ejus, AllcL Allel. 
Allel. Ps. Say to God: Allel. * Ps. Dicite Deo: 
how terrible are thy yiiam terribilia sunt opera 
works, OLord! Th) great tua Domhief In wulti- 
power shall convict thy tud'uie virtutis tad' men- 
enemies of a lie. ticntur tibi inimici tui. 

V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Detis, qui.O God, who shewest 
the light of thy truth to such as go astray, that they 
may return to the way of righteousness : grant that 
all, who profess' the Christian name, may forsake 
whatever is contrary to that profession, and closely 
pursue what is agreeable to it. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Peter \\. n. jy. Dearly Beloved : 
I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, to refrain 
yourselves from carnal desires, which war against 
the soul, having your conversation good among the 
Gentiles ; that whereas they speak against you as evil 
doers, considering you by your good works, they 
may give glory to God in the day of visitation. Be 
ye subject therefore to every human creature for 
God's sake : whether it be to the king, as excelling: 
or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of 
evil doers, and for the praise of the good : for so is 
the will of God, that by doing well you may put to 
silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and 
not as making liberty a cloak for naughtiness, but as 
the servants of God. Honour all men; love the 
brotherhood; fear God: honour the king. Servants 
be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to 
the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For 
this is thanks-Worthy in Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Ps. ex. The Lord hath 
redeemed his people. Alleluia. 

V, Christ was to suffer, V. Opportcbat pail 
and rise again from the Christvm, it resurgere-a 
dead, and so enter into morluis, ct ita in! rare in 
his glory. Alleluia. glorium suain. Alleluia. 

Gg2 



III. SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 



John xvL 16. 22. At that time : 
Jesus said to his disciples : A little while, and now 
you shall not see % me . and again a little while, and 
you shall see me : because I go to the Father. Then 
some of his disciples said one to another ; What is 
this that he saith to us: A little while, and you shall 
not see me : and again a little while, and you shall 
see me, and, because I go to the Father ? They 
said therefore ; What is this that he saith : A little 
while ? we know not what hespeaketh. And Jesus 
knew that they had a mind to ask him ; and he said 
to them : Of this do you enquire among yourselves, 
because I said: A little while, and you shall not see 
me : and again a little while, and you shall see me. 
Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall lament 
and weep, but the world shall rejoice ; and you shall 
be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into 
joy. A woman, when she is in labour, hath sor- 
row, because her hour is come: but when she hath 
brought forth the child, she remembereth no more 
the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the 
world. So also you now indeed have sorrow, but 
I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice 5 
and your joy no man shall take from you. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxl. Praise the Lord, O my soul, 
J will praise the Lord, while 1 live: 1 will sing a 
psalm to my God, while 1 have a being. Alleluia. 

SECRET. May these sacred mysteries, O Lord, 
diminish in us. the love of the things of this world, 
and increase the love of such as are eternal. Thro'. 

COMM A little while, and you shall not see 
me, Alleluia: again a little while and you shall see 
me : because I go to the Father, Allel. Aliei. 

P COMM. May the sacrament we have received, 
O Lord, supply us with the spiritual food of the 
soul, and all necessary helps of the body. Thro'. 



( 353 > 

IV. SUNDAY after EASTER. 

INTROIT. Ps. xcvii. 

SING to the Lord a /^ARTATE Domino 
new canticle, Ailo caiUicum nnvnw, AU 

luia : For the Lord hath le/uia: guia inirili 'najc- 
clone wonders, Alleluia; cit Domi/tu$ f Alleluia \ 
he hath displayed his ante cu'ixpe.ctuni gentium 
justice in the sight of all nmlarit jus'itiuu. snatn, 
nations, Allel. Alle. Alle. Alldni<t, 'Alleluia, Allcl. 
TV II is right hand and his Ps. Salvavit sit>i dt\c(< -ra 
holv arm hath saved us. P;WJ e' Irackium sanctum 

V. Glory. ejus. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Dsus, qui. O God, who mak.est the 
faithful to be of one mind: grant that thy people 
may love what thou commandest, and desire what 
thou promisest: that, amidst the uncertainties of 
this world, we m.iy place our affections where there 
there are true joys. Thro', 

EPISTLE. James i. 17. 21. Dearly beloved ; 
Every best gift, and every perfect sift, is from above, 
coming down from the Father of lights, with whom 
there is no change, nor shadow of alteration. For 
of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of 
truth, that'we might be some beginning of his crea- 
tures, You know, my dearest brethren. And let 
every man be swift to hear; but slow to speak, and 
slow to anger. For the anger of man worketh not 
the justice of God. Wherefore casting away all un- 
cleanness, and abundance of naughtiness, with 
meekntss receive the ingrafted word, which is able 
to save your souls. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The right hand of the 
Lord hath displayed his power; the right hand of 
the Lurd hath raised me up, Alleluia. 

r. Christ rising from V. Chris! us resurgent 
the dead, dieth no more : ex mortuis, jam a*. 
G g 3 



354 IV. SUNDAY AFTER. EASTER. 

death shall no longer ritur ; rnors illi ultra. 
have power over him, nondominubitur, Alleluia. 
Alleluia. 

Oi50$pCl+ -John xvi. 5. 15. At that time: 
Jesus said to his disciples : I go to him that sent me-, 
and none of you asketh me ; Whither goest thou ? 
But because I have spoken these things to you, sor- 
row hath filled your heart. But I tell you the truth : 
it is expedient to you that I go : for if I go not, the 
Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will 
send him to you. And when he is come, he will 
convince the world of sin, and of justice, and of 
judgment. Of sin: because they believed not in. 
me. And of justice: because 1 go to the Father; 
and you shall see me no longer. And of judgment:- 
because the prince of this world is already judged. 
1 have yet many things to Fay to you ; but you can- 
not bear them now. But when he, the Spirit of 
truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he 
shall not speak of himself; but what things soever 
he shall hear, he shall speak: and the things that 
are to come he shall shew you. He shall glorify 
me; because he shall receive of mine, and shall 
shew it von. CREDO. 

OFFER 1 !'. Ps. Ixv. Sing to the Lord all the 
earth, sing a psalm to his name: come, and hear, 
and I will relate to you, all you who fear God, 
what great things the Lord hath done for my soul. 
Allel. 

SECR. O'God, who madest us partakers of the 
one supreme Divinity, by the frequent celebration 
and participation of this holy sacrifice : grant, we 
beseech thee, that as w<. know thy truth, so we may 
live up to it by a worthy conduct of life. Thro*. 

COMM- John xvi. When vhe Comforter, the 
Spirit of truth shall come, he will convince the 
world concerning sin, justice and judgment. Al- 
leluia, Alleluia, 



V. SUNDAY AFTER BASTR. 355 

P. COMM. Adesto. Help us, OGcd, our Lord, 
that our sins may be forgiven, and that we may i;o 
delivered from all dangers by the sacrament, winch 
we have received with faith. Thro/ 

V. SUNDAY after EASTER. 
INTROIT. Is. xlviii. fs. Ixv. 

END forth a shout of TTOccm jucunditiiih ////. 
joy, and let it be nvnlialc 9 ct uudin- 

ird. Alleluia. Pub- tu~. Alleluia. Ai< 
lish tothe utmost bounds tiate umpir. ad cxlrctninn 
of the earth: that the terra ; lihu-avit J)wni. 
Lord hath redeemed his nutpopulumsuum. Allc- 
people. Alleluia, Alle- luia. Alleluia. 
'luia. Ps. Sing with joy Ps. Jubilate Deo omnis 
fo Cod, all the earth: terra ; psalmum Jici/e 
sing a psalm to his name; noutini (jus: date gloi'i- 
proclaim aloud his prais- aw laudi ejus. 
es. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Dcus.O God, from whom all 
that is good proceeds : grant that thy people, by thy 
inspiration, may resolve on what is right, and by 
thy direction, put it in practice. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. James i. 22. 27. Dearly Moved \ 
Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, de- 
ceiving your own selves. For if a man be a hearer 
of the word, and not a doer ; he shall be compared 
to a man beholding his own countenance in a glass. 
For he beheld himself, and went his way, and pre- 
sently forgot what manner of man he was. But he 
that hath looked into the perfect law of liberty, and 
hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful 
hearer, but a doer of the work: this man shall be 
blessed in his deed. And if any man think himself 
religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his 
own heart, this man's religion is vain. Religion 
clean and undeiiled before God and the Father, is 



3$6 V. SUNDAY AFTER EASTER. 

this, to visit the fatherless and the widows in their 
tribulation : and to keep one's self unspotted from 
the world. 

Alleluia, Alheliiia. V. Christ is risen, and hath 
shone upon us, whom he hath redeemed with his 
blood. Alleluia. 

I came forth from V. E.rlvi a Patre, ct 
the Father, and 1 came in- veni in mumhtm: iterum 
to the world: I leave the rdlnqno munduw, ct vado 
world again, and go to ad Putrem. Alleluia. 
the Father. Alleluia. 

dl5Q0pl, JoA'i xvi. 23. oo. At that time: 
Jesus said to his disciples : Amen, amen, I say to 
you ; if you ask the Father any thing in my name, 
he will give it you. Hitherto you have not asked 
any thing in my name. Ask, and you shall receive; 
that your joy may be full. These things I have spo- 
ken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh when [ 
will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will shew 
you plainly of the Father. In that day you shall ask 
in my name; and I say nnt to you, that I will ask 
the Father for you. For the Father himself loveth 
you, because you have loved me, and have believed 
that I came out from God. I came forth from the 
Father, and am come into the world: again I leave 
the world, and I go to the Father. His disciples say 
to him; Behold now thou speakest plainly, and 
speakest no proverb. Now we know that thou 
knowest all things, and thou needest not that any 
man should ask thee. By this we believe that thou 
earnest forth from God. CRSDQ. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixv.Bless the Lord our God, ye 
Gentiles: publish the praises of him, who hath 
granted me life, and hath not permitted me to fall. 
Blessed is the Lord, who hath not rejected my pray- 
er, nor withdrawn his mercy from me. Alleluia. 

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
the prayers of the faithful, together with these obla- 



ROGATION-DAYS. 357 

tions; that by these dutie.^ of piety we may obtain 
eternal life. Thro'. 

COMM. Pa. xcv. Sing to the Lord, Alleluia, 
sing to the Lord, and b'ess his name: publish duly, 
every day, that he hath raved us. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

P. COMM. rr/6^. Grant, O Lord, by the power 
of the heavenly nourishment we have received, that 
we desire what is right, and obtain our desire. Thro*, 

ROGATION-DAYS. 

WHENT the Diocese ofViennc, in the fifth century, had 
been dreadfully afflicted by incessant earthquakes, 
incursions of wild beasts, &c. &c. St. Manuitvs its Bishop 
experienced such happy effects from the public supplica- 
tions he had appointed for the ceasing of these terrible ca- 
lamities, that the same pious custom extended itself grad- 
ually over the whole Western Church ; and hence it is, 
that on the three days preceding the Feast of the Ascen- 
sion, abstinence from flesh is enjoined, and the long Lita- 
nies arc sung in solemn procession in catholic countries: 
that the wrath of God being appeased by the abstinence 
and prayers of his Church, we may avert those punish- 
ments which are justly due to our sins. 

LNTRO1T. jh>. xvii, He hath heard my voice 
from his holy temple, Alleluia. And theory 1 sent 
forth in his presence hath reached his ears, Alleluia, 
Alleluia. Ps. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength : 
the Lord is my support, and my refuge, and my de- 
liverer. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Prtesla. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, iluit \ve, who in bur afflictions 
rely on thy goodness, may, under thy protection, be 
defended against all adversities. Turo*. 

EPISTLE. JutHCtv, m, 20. Most clearly belov- 
ed: Confess your sins one to another ; and pray one 
for another, that you may be saved. For the contu 
nual prayer o< a just man availeth much. Elias was 
a man passible like unto us: and with prayer he 
prayed that it mij;ht not rain upon the earth, aud it 



35 8 HOGATION-DAYS. 

rained not for three years and six months. And he 
prayed again : and the heaven gave rain, and the 
earth brought forth her fruit. My brethren, if any 
of you err from the truth, and one convert him: he 
must know, that he who caused a sinner to be con- 
verted from the error of his way, shall save his soul 
from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins. 

m Alleluia. V. Praise the Lord, for he is good, and 
his mercy endureth for ever. 

^ (1500pU Luke xi. 5. 13 At that time : Jesus 
said to his disciples; Which of you shall have a 
friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and shall 
say to him: Friend, lend me three loaves, because a 
friend of mine has come off his journey to me, and 
I have nothing to set before him : and he from with- 
in should answer and say : Trouble me not, the door 
is now shut, and my children are with me in bed ; 
and I cannot rise and give thee. Yet if he shall 
continue knocking, I say to you, although he will 
not rise and give him, because he is his friend ; yet 
because of his importunity he will rise, and give him 
as many as he needeth. And I say to you, Ask, and it 
shall be given you : seek, and you shall find : knock, 
and it sha'tfte opened to you. For every one that 
asketh, receiveth : and he that seeketh, fiudeth : and 
to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. And 
which of you, if he ask his father bread, will he give 
him a stone ? or a fish, will he for a fish give him a 
serpent? Oi if he ask an egg, will he 8 reach him a 
a scorpion ? If you then being evil, know how to 
give good gifts to your children, how much more 
will your Father from heaven give the good Spirit to 
them that ask him? 

VpEFERT, Ps. cviii. I will praise the Lord with 

a fia.ud voice : I will praise him in a numerous assem* 

Lly j^for he stood on the right hand of the poor one, 

to save rrie-from those that pursued my life. Allel. 

SECRET. May these offerings, O Lord, loosen 



THE LITAK1ES. 3^9 

the bonds of our wickedness, and obtain for us the 
gift of thy mercy. Thro*. 

COMM. Luke xi. Ask, and it shall be given 
you ; seek, ami you shall find: knock, and it shall 
be opened to you. For every one that asketh, re- 
ceiveth : and he that seeketh, findeth ; and to him 
that knocketh, it shall be opened. Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Vota nostra.We beseech thee, O 
Lord, mercifully receive our prayers; that while we 
partake of thy gifts in our affliction, the comfort wa 
find may increase our love. Thro'. 

ANTHF^f before the Litanies. 
Exurge, Domine, adjuva nos: et libera nos prop- 
ter gloriam nominis tui. Alleluia. 

Ps. Deus, auribus nostris andivimus; patres nostri 
unnuntiaverunt nobis. r. Gloria. 
Ant. Exurge, &c. toPs. 

The LITANIES. 
Parts marked thus * arc omitted on Holy Saturday. 

KYrieeleison. Christe Sancte Michael, ora. 
eleison. Kyrie elei- Sancte Gabriel, ora. 

son. Christe audi nos. Sancte Raphael, ora. 
Christe exaudi nos. Omnes sancti Angeli et 

Pater de coelis Deus, Mi- Archangel?, orate. 

serere nobis. Omnes sancti beatorum 

Fili Iledemptor mundi spirituum Ordines, 

Deus, miserere nobis. orate pro nobis. 
Spiritns sancte Deus, mi- Sancte J. Baptiste, ora. 

serere nobis. Sancte Joseph, ora. 

Sancta Trinitas unus De- Omnes sancti Patriarchs 

us, miserere nobis. et Prophetse, orate. 

Sancta Maria, Ora pro Sancte Petrse, ora pro 

nobis. nobis. 

$ancta Dei genitrix, ora Sancte Paule, ora. 

pro nobis. Sancte Andrea, ora. 

Sancta Virgo Virginum, Sancte Jacobe, ora^ 

ora pro nobis. *Sancte Joannes, ora. 



360 THE 

*Sancte Thoma, ora. 
*Sancte Jacobe, ora. 
*Sancte Philippe, ora. 
*SancteBartho!bmx*ora. 
*Sancte Matthsee, ora. 
*Sancte Simon, ora. 
*Sancte Thaddsee, ora. 
*Sancte Mathia, ora. 
*Saacte Barnaba, ora. 
*Sancte Luca, ora. 

Sancte Marce. ora. 

Omnes sancti Apostoli et 

Evangelist, orate. 
Omnes sancti Discipuii 

Domini, orate. 

Omnes sancti Innocen- 

tes, orate. 

Sancte Stephane, ora. 
Sancte Laurent!, ora. 
Sancte Vincenti, ora. 
Sancti Fabiane et Sebas- 
tians, orate pro nobis. 
Sancti Joannes et Panie, 

orate pro nobis. 
Sancti Cosma et Da mi- 

ane, orate* 

Sancti Gervasi et Prota- 

si, orate. 

Omnes sane a Mart) res, 

orate. 

Sancte Sylvester, ora. 
Sancte Gtegori, ora. 
Sancte Ambrosi, ora. 
Sancte Augustine, ora. 
*Sancte Hieronyme, ora. 
' Sancte Martine, ora. 
^Sancte Nicolae, ora. 
' sancti Ponti-fices 



ora. 
ora. 
ora. 
ora. 
ora. 



LITANIES. 

et Confessores, 
pro nobis. 
Omnes sancti Doctores, 

orate pro nobis. 
Sancte Antoni, 
Sancte Benedicte, 
*Sancte Bernarde, 
Sancte Dominice, 
Sancte Francisce, 
Omnes sancti Sacerdotes 

et Levitae, orate. 

Omnes sancti Monachi 

et Eremite, orate. 
Sancta Maria Magdale- 

na, ora. 

*Sancta Agatlia, u ora. 
*Sancta Lucia, ora. 
Sancta Agnes, ora. 

*Sancta Caecilia, ora. 
*Sancta Catharina, ora. 
Sancta Anastasia, ora. 
Omnes sanctse Virgines 

et V 7 iduae, orate. 

Omnes Sancti et Sanctse 

Dei, intercedite pro 

nobis. 
Propititis esto, Parce no- 

bis Do mine. 
Propititis esto, Exaudi 

nos Domine. 
Ab omni malo, Libera 

nos Domine. 
Ab omni peccato, libera 

nos Domine. 
*Ab ira tua, libera nos 

Domine. 
*A subitanea etimprovi- 

sa rnorte, libera, Src. 



THE L1TANJES. 361 

*A1> insidiisjiaboli, libe- rogamus audi nos. 



ra nos Domine. 

*Ab ira, odio, et omni 
mala voluntate, libera 
nos Doraine. 

A spiritu fornicationis, 
libera nos Domine. 

*A fulgure et tempestate, 
iibera nos Domine. 

A morte perpetua, libera 
nos Domine. 

Per n-ysterium sanctse: 
incarnationis tuse, li- 
bera nos Domine. 

Per adventum tuum, li- 
bera nos Domine. 

Per nativitatem tuam, li- 
bera nos Domine. 

Per baptism um et sanc- 
tum jejunium tuum, 
libera nos Domine. 

Per crucem et passionem 
tuam, libera, &c. 

Per mortem et sepultu- 
ram tuam, libera, c. 

Per sanctam resurrectio- 
nem tuam, libera, &c. 

Ptr admirabilem ascensi- 
neia tuam, libera, &c. 

Per adventum Spiritus 
sancti Paraciiti, libera 
nos Domine, 

In die judicii, libera, &c. 

Peccatoi.;s, te rogamus 
audi nos. 

Ut nobis parcns, te roga- 
mus audi nos* 

Ut uobis indulgeas, te Ut" animus nosua*, fr,v- 
Hh 



Ut ad verarn pcenitentU 
am. nos perducere dig- 
neris, te rogamus, &c. 

Ut Ecclesiam tuam sane- 
tain regere et conser- 
fare digneris, te roga- 
mus audi nos. 

Ut dorninum Apostoli- 
cum et omnes Eccle- 
siasticos Ordines in 
sancta religione con. 
servare digneris, te ro- 
gamus audi nos. 

Ut inimicos sanctse Ec- 
clesiae humiliare dig- 
neris, te rogamus, &e, 

Ut Regibus et Principi- 
bus Chnsiianis pacem 
et veram concordiarn 
donare digneris, te 10- 
gamus audi nos. 

Ut cuncto pooulo Cliris- 
tiano pacem et unita- 
tem largiri digiicris, U 
rogamus audi nos. 

Ut nosmetipsos in tuo 
sancto servitio confor- 
tare et conservare dig- 
neris, te rogamus, &c. 

*Ut mentes nostras ad 
coelestia desideria erU 
gis, te rogamus, &e. 

Ut omnibus bencfactori- 
bus nostris i 
bona retribuap, te 
5 audi nos. 



36* 

trum, propinqnorum, 
et bcnefactorum nos- 
trorum ab geterna dam- 
natione eripias, te ro. 
gamus audi nos. 

lit fructus terrse dare et 
conservare digneris, te 
rogamus audi nos. 

Ut omnibus fidelibus de- 
functis requiem seter- 
nam donare digneris, 
te rogamus audi nos. 

Ut nos exaudire digneris, 
te rogamns audi nos. 

Fill Dei, te rogamus, &c. 

Agnus Dei, qui tollis pec- 
Ps. 

DEUS in adjutorium 
menm intende; * 
Domine ad adjuvandum 
rae festina. 

2. Confundantur et re- 
vereantur, * qui quserunt 
animam meam. 

3. Avertantur retror- 
sum, et erubescant, * qui 
volunt mi hi mala. 

4. Avertantur statim 
erubescentes, * qui di- 
cunt mihi, Euge, Euge. 

5. Exultent etlcetentur 
in te omnes qui quaerunt 
te, * et dicant semper ; 
magnificetur Dominus, 
qui diligunt salutare tu- 
u m. 



THE LITANIES. 

cata mundi, Parce no- 

bis Domine. 
Agnus Dei, qui tollis pec- 

cata mundi, Exaudi 

nos Domine. 
Agnus Dei, qui tollis pec- 

cata mundi, Miserere 

nobis. 
Christe audi nos. Christe 

exaudi nos f. Kyrie 

eleison. Christe elei- 

son. Kyrie eleison. 

Pater noster, in secret. 

V. Et ne nos inducas 

in tentationem. jft. 

Sed libera nos. 
Ixix. 

6. Ego vero egenus et 
pauper sum \ * Deu&ad- 
juva me. 

7. Adjutor meus, et li- 
berator meus es tu j * 
Domine ne moreris. 

Gloria Patri, &c. 

F. Salvos fac servos 
tuos. R. Deus meus 
sperantes in te. V. Esto 
nobis Domine turris for- 
titudinis. R* A facie 
inimici. V. Nihil profi. 
riat inimicus in npbis* 
R. Et filius iniquitatis 
non apponat nocere no- 
bis. V. Domine non se 
cundum peccata nostra 
facias nobis. R. Nc-que 



Here the Mass on Holy Saturday begins, and what fol- 
lows is then entirely omitted. 



THE LITANIES. 363 

secundum iniquitates no- functis. R. Requiem se- 
stras retribnas nobis. V. ternam doua eis Domi- 
Oremus pro Pontifice ne, et lux perpetua lu- 
nostro N. V. Dominus ceat eis. V. Requies- 
conservet eum, et vivi- cant in pace. R. Amen, 
ficet eum, et beatnm fa- V. Pro fratribus nostris 
ciat eum in terra, et absentibus. R. Salvos 
non tradat eum in ani- fac servos tuos, Deus me- 
mam inimicorum ejus. us sperantes in te. V. 
V* Oremus pro benefac- Mitte eis Do mine auxili- 
toribus nostris. R. Re- umdesancto. R. Et de 
tribuere dignare Domine Sion tuere eos. V. Do- 
omnibus nobis bona fa- mine exaudi orationem 
cientibus, propternomen meam. R. Et clamor 
tuum, vitam aeternam. V. meus ad te veniat. 
Oremus pro fidelibus de- 

Or&ntti, Let us pray. 

OGod, whose property it is always to have mer- 
cy and to spare, receive our petitions ; that we, 
and all thy servants, who are bound by the chain of 
sin, may, by the compassion of thy goodness, mer- 
cifully be absolved* 

HEAR, we beseech thee, O Lord, the prayers of 
thy suppliants, and pardon us our sins, who 
confess them to thee ; that of thy bounty, thou may- 
est grant us pardon and peace. 

OUT of thy clemency, O Lord, shew us thy un- 
speakable mercy j that so thou mayest both 
acquit us of our sins, and deliver us from the punish- 
ment we deserve for them. 

OGod, who by sin art offended, and by penance 
pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of thy 
people, who make supplications to thee; and turn 
away the scourges of thy anger, which we deserve 
for our sins. 

O Almighty and eternal God, have mercy on thy 
servant N. our chief Bishop, and direct him, 
according to thy clemency, in the way of everlasting 
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3^4 THE LITANIES. 

salvation; that, by thy grace, he may desire the 
tisings that are agreeable to thy will, and perform 
them with all his strength. 

OGod, from whom are holy desires, righteous 
counsels, and just works, give to thy servants 
that peace which the world cannot give; that our 
hearts being disposed to keep thy commandments, 
and the fear of enemies taken away, the times, by 
thy protection, may be peaceable. 

INflame, O Lord, our reins and hearts with the 
fire of thy holy spirit; to the end we may serve 
thee with a chaste body, and please thee with a clean 
heart. 

OGod, the Creator and Redeemer of all the 
faithful, give to the souls of thy servants de- 
parted the remission of all their sins ; that, by pious 
supplications, they may obtain the pardon they have 
always desired. 

PRevent, we beseech thee, O Lord, our actions by 
thy holy inspirations, and carry them on by 
thy gracious assistance 5 that every prayer and work 
of ours may always begin from thee, and by thee be 
happily ended. 

O Almighty and eternal God, who hast dominion 
over the living and the dead, and art merciful 
to all, whom thou knowest will be thine by faith 
and good works; we humbly beseech thee that 
they, for whom we have purposed to offer our pray- 
ers, whether the present world still retains them in 
the flesh, or the next world hath already received 
them divested of their bodies, may by the clemency 
of thine own goodness, and the intercession of thy 
saints, obtain pardon and full remission of their sins. 
Thro'. R. Amen. 

F. The Lord be with you, R. And with thy spi- 
rit. K. May the almighty and merciful Lord gracu 
ously hear us. It. Amen. F. And may the souls 
of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, 
rest in peace. R* Amen. 



t 365 J 

KVE of the ASCENSION. 

All as on the fifth Sunday nficr Easter, p. 355, (/ 
finding a Commem. uf ike Rogation, p. 357, and 
of the J5. V. Mary, ty fte Collect, Concede, as re- 
Jcrrcd to j). 34^, CJ'ay^ 

KP1STLE. tip/ics.\v. 7. 13. Brethren : To eve- 
ry one of us is given gtace, according to the measure 
of the giving of Christ. Wherefore he saith : " As- 
cending ou high he led captivity captive: he gave 
gifts to men." Now that he ascended, what is it, 
but because he also descended first into the lower 
parts of the ear.h ? He that descended, is the same 
also that ascended above all the heavens, that he 
might fill all things. And he gave some apostles, 
and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and 
other some pastors and doctors, for the perfecting of 
the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edi- 
fying of the body of Christ: till we all meet into 
the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son 
of God unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the 
age of the fulness of Christ. 

dBcSpCl* John xvii. i. n At that time: 

Jesus lifting up his eyes to heaven, said : Father, the 
hour is come, glorify thy Son, that thy Son may 
glorify thee. As thou hast given him power over 
all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all, whom 
then hr.st given him. Now this is eternal life: that 
they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus 
Christ, whom thou hast sent. 1 have glorified thee 
on the earth; I have finished the work which thou 
gavest me to do : And now glorify thou me, O Fa- 
ther, with thyself, with the glory which 1 ha\l, be- 
fore the world was, with thee. I have manifested 
thy name to the men whom thou hast given me out 
ot ti-.e world. Thine they were, and to me thou 
.1 ; and they have kept thy word. Now 
have known that all things which, thou hast 
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366 ASCENSION-DAY. 

given me are from thee : because the words which 
them gavest me, I have given to them : and they 
have received them, and have known in very deed 
that I came out from thee, and they have believed 
that thou didst send me. I pray for them ; I pray 
not for the world, but for them whom thou hast 
given me, because they are thine: and all my tilings 
are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in 
them. And now I am no more in the world, and 
these are in the world, and I come to thee. 



TTNstituted in commemoration of Jesus Christ's ascension 
JL into heaven, where, seated at the right-hand of his Fa- 
ther, he continually intercedes for us, and invites us to the 
place he is there preparing for us, of which we shall certain- 
ly be one day put in possession, provided we follow his ex- 
ample. But although there be many mansions in heaven, 
yet there is only one way to go thither. Our Head arriv- 
ed there, only by the way of sufferings; let us never then 
flatter ourselves with the thought of obtaining eternal hap- 
piness on any other condition. 

1NTROIT. Acts i. 

YE men of Galilee, Tflli 1 Galilai, quid ad- 
why look you with * miraminiaspicie?itesin 
surprise up to heaven ? cesium $ Alldui :-. Qucm- 
All el. As you have seen adin odum vidistis eum as- 
him ascending to heaven, cendenttm in calum, ia 
so shall he again return, veniet. Alleluia, Alleluia, 
Allei. AlleL Allel. Alleluia. 

Ps. Clap your hands, Ps, Omnes Gerties plvu- 
aU ye Gentiles: sing to dite manibus : jubilate 
God with a joyful voice. Deo in voce exultalionis. 

V. Glory. ' V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O almighty God, that we, who believe that thy on. 
Jy Son, out Redeemer, ascended this day into hea- 



ASCENSION-DAY. 367 

ven, may also hove our hearts always fixed on hea- 
venlv things. Thro' the same. 

LKSSON. Acts i. i . 1 1 . The former treatise, I 
made, O Theophiius, of all things which Jesus be- 
gan to do and to teach, until the day on which, giv- 
ing commandments by the Holy Ghost to the apos- 
tles whom he had chosen, he was taken up. To 
whom aUo he shewed himself alive after his passion, 
by many proofs, for forty days appearing to them, 
and speaking of the kingdom of God. And eating 
together with them, he commanded them, that they 
should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait 
for the promise of the Father, which you have heard 
(saith he) by my mouth: for John indeed baptized 
with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy 
Ghost not many days hence. They therefore who 
were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt 
thou at this time restore again the kingdom of Is- 
rael ? But he said to them : It is not for yon to know 
the times or moments, which the Father hath put in 
his own power j hutyou shall receive the power of the 
Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be wit- 
nesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Sa- 
maria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. 
And when he had finished these things, while they 
looked on, he was raised up: and n cloud received 
him out of their sight. And while they were be- 
holding him going up to heaven, behold two men 
stood by them in white garments. Who also said: 
Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to 
heaven ? This Jesus who is taken up from you into 
heaven, shall so come as you have seen him going 
into heaven. 

Alleluia, Alleluia* V. God ascended in triumph, 
and the Lord at the sound of the trumpet. Alleluia. 

I The Lord on Sina, V. Dominus in Sina, in 
ia his holy place, ascend- tan-; to, asccnckns in uU 



,63 ASCENSION-DAY. 

ing on high, hath led turn, captivum duxit cap- 
captivity captive. Allel. tivitatem. Alleluia. 

(i!500pcL Mark xvi. 14. 20. At that time: 
Jesus appearedTto the eleven as they were at table; 
and he upbraided them with their incredulity and 
hardness of heart, because they did not believe them 
who had seen him after he was risen again* And he 
said to them : Go ye into the whole world, and preach 
the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and 
is baptized, shall be saved : but he that believeth not 
shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow 
them that believe: In my name they shall cast out 
devils : they shall speak with new tongues : they shall 
take up serpents: and if they shall drink any deadly 
thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their 
hands upon the skk and they shall recover. And 
the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was 
taken up into heaven, and sitteth at the right-hand 
or God. But they going preached every where : 
the Lord working withal, and confirming the word 
with signs that followed. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xlvi. God ascended in triumph, 
and the Lord at the sound of the trumpet. Allel. 

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, the offerings we 
make in memory of the glorious ascension of thy 
Son : and mercifully grant, that wo may both be 
delivered from present danger, and arrive at everlast- 
ing life. Thro' the same. 

COMMUNICANTES. Being united in commu- 
nion, and celebrating the most sacred day on which 
our Lord, thy only begotten Son, placed the sub- 
stance of our frail nature, which he had taken upon 
himself, on the right-hand of thy glory, and honour, 
ing the memory in the first place, &c. as in the Ordi- 
nary, p.. xxxiv. 

C OMM. Ps. Ixvii. Sing to the Lord, who hath 
ascended towards the east, above all the heavens 
Alleluia. 



SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE. 3^9 

P. OOMM. IVtfsfa. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O almighty and most merciful God, that we may 
obtain the invisible Affects of the visible mysteries 
we have received. Thro'. 



SUNDAY within the OCTAVE of 
The ASCENSION. 

JNTROIT. Ps. xxvi. 

HEAR, O Lord, my T?XAUDl> Domine,?*. 
voice, with which T"^ ccm ineam y qua cla- 
J have cried out to thee. mavi ad it. Alltl, Tili 
Alleluia. My heart hath dixit cor mcum: Quasivi 
said to thee: I have vultum tnum ; vultum 
sought thy face: I will tuum % Do/nine requiram : 
seek thy face, OLord: ne. avtrtus fdciem t warn a 
(urn not thy face from me. Alleluia, Alleluia, 
me. Alleluia, Allel. Ps. Ps. Dvmiaus iliumina- 
The Lord is my light and tio mea et saltts mea : qua;*, 
my salvation : whom timelo. 
shall I fear ? V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Omnipotent.* almighty and eter- 
nal Goj, inspire thy servants with true devotion, and 
grant we may serve thy divine Majesty with sincere 
hearts. Thro 1 . 

Commem. nftne Ascension, p. 366, by the Collect, 
Secret, and P. Comm. thti <..}'. 

EPIST. i Pet. iv. 7 .-.Most dearly b tU'cd ; Be 
prudent, and watch in prayers. But before all 
things have a constant mutual charity among your- 
selves . for charity covereth a multitude of sins. Using 
hospitality one to another without murmuring. As 
every man hath received grace, ministring the same 
one to another: as good stewards of the manifold 
grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the 
words of God. If any man minister, let him do it as 
of the power which Gpd adminisiereth : that in all 



37 SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE. 

things God may be honoured thro' Jesus Christ : to 
whom is glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The Lord hath extended 
his empire over all nations; God sitteth on his holy 
throne. Alleluia. 

V. I will not leave you V. Nan vos rdinquam 
orphans : I am going, orphanos ; vado et venio 
but I will come to you ad vos 9 et gaudebii cor 
again, and your hearts vestrum. Alleluia. 
shall rejoice. Alleluia. 

(00fpl. John xv. 26. xvi. 1.4..^ that time: 
Jesus said to his disciples: When the Paraclete'cometh 
whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of 
truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shatl 
give testimony of me : and you shall give testimony, 
because you are with me from the beginning. These 
things have I spoken to you, that you may not be scan- 
dalized. They will put you out of the synagogues: 
yea the hour cometh, that whosoever kilieth you, 
will think that he doth a service to God. And these 
things they will do to you, because they have not 
known the Father, nor me. But these things I have 
told you ; that when the hour of them shall come, 
you may remember that I told you of them. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xlvi. God ascended in triumph, 
and the Lord at the sound of the trumpet. Allel. 

SECRET. May these unspotted sacrifices purify 
us, O Lord ! and strengthen our souls with heavenly 
grace. Thro'. 

COMM. John xvii. --Father, when I was with 
them, I kept those, whom thou gavest me. Alle- 
luia : now I return to thee : I do not pray that thou 
mayest take them out of the world, but that thou 
wouldst keep them from evil. Allel. Allel. 

P. COMM. Rcpleti. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, that we may be always thankful for the sa- 
cred gifts with which we have been filled. Thro*. 



t 37' 3 
WHITSUN-EVE. 

THE Vigil of Pentecost, like that of Easter, has always 
been consecrated in a particular manner to fasting and 
prayer. The primitive Christians, after the usual prayers 
of me day, spent the greatest part of the night in the church, 
qrid hence originates the word Vigil or Wake. 

The Mass, like that of Holy-Saturday, is preceded by 
several Lessons and Tracts out of the Old Testament, and by 
the Blessing of the Font. 

I. PROPHECY. In those days ; God tempted 
Abraham, p. 310. 

Let us pray. Dens, qiti. 

OGod, who by this action of thy servant Abra- 
ham, hast given to mankind an excellent ex- 
ample of obedience; grant us, both to break our 
perverse wills, and to fulfil thy righteous commands. 
Thro'. 

II. PROPHECY. In those days : It came to pass 
in the morning watch, and TRACT, Let us sing to 
the lord, p. 312. 

Let us pray. Deus, qui primis. 

OGod, who, by the light of the New Testament, 
hast expounded the miracles wrought in the 
first ages of the world; so that the Red Sea was a 
figure of the sacred (bnt, and the deliverance of thy 
people out of Ejiypt did represent the Christian sa 
craments; grant that all nations, who have now ob- 
tained the privilege of Israelites by the merit of 
faith, may be born again by the participation of thy 
spirit. Thro' in unity of the same. 

III. PROPHECY. In those days: Moses wrote, 
77.319, and TRACT, Give ear, p. 320. 

Let us pray. Detts, glorificatio. 

OGod, the glory of the faithful and the life of 
the righteous, who hast instructed us also by 
the canticle of thy servant Moses: grant thy mercy 
to all nations, by giving them happiness and dimt- 
-liing their frights, that the revenge threatened 
vay turn to their eternal salvation. Thro'. 



37 2 WHITSUN-EVE. 

IV. PROPHECY. In that day seven women, p. 
317, end TRACT, My beloved had, p. 318. 

Let us pray. Omnipotens. 

f\ Almighty" and eternal God, who, by thy only 
^ Son, hast shewn the care thou takest of thy 
Church j mercifully cultivate every branch which 
bringeth forth fruit in that same Christ, who is the 
true vine, that it may be more fruitful: and let not 
the .thorns of sin prevail against thy faithful, whom 
thou hast brought out of Egypt by the baptismal 
font j but protect them by thy holy spirit, that they 
may be continually enriched by the fruits of good 
works. Thro' the same in unity, &rc. 

V. PROPHECY. Hear, O Israel, p. 314. 

Let us pray, Dens, qui nobis. 
s~\ God, who hast commanded us, by thy prophets, 
^ to relinquish the things of this world, and to 
hasten to those that are eternal ; grant that, by thy 
heavenly inspiration, we may comply with what we 
know thou hast commanded. Thro'. 

VI. PROPHECY In those day* : The hand of 
the Lord, p. 316. 

Let us pray. Domine Dms. 

r\ Lord God of Hosts, who raisest up what is fal- 
^ len, and keepest up what is raised j increase the 
number of those who are to be renewed by thy holy 
name : that all who receive holy baptism, may al- 
ways he governed by thy holy inspirations. Thro'. 
While the Celebrant goes towards the Font is suid the 
TRACT, As the hart panteth, as on Holy Satur- 
day, p. 3 2 3 -> but if there be no blessing of the, Font 
then is sung the Litany, p. ^59. 

MASS on WH1TSUN-EVE. 
INTROIT. Ezech. xxxvi. 

When I shall be acknowledged the Holy One 
amongst you, I will gather you from all parts of the 
world; and 1 will pour upon you clean water, and 
you shalj be cleansed from all your stains; and i, 



WHITSUN-EVE. 373 

will give you a new spirit, Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. 
xxxiii. I will for ever bless the Lord: his praise shall 
be always in my mouth. V. Glory. 
3" The Introit is only said at Private Masses, when 
the Prophecies, &c. have been omitted. 

COLLECT. Preesta, quasiunus. Grant, we be- 
seech thee, O almighty God, that the rays of thj 
brightness may shine upon us; and that the light of 
thy light may, by the power of the Holy Spirit, 
strengthen the hearts of those who have been born 
again by thy grace. Thro' in unity, &c. 

LESSON. Acts xix. i. &. Jw those days: It 
came to pass while Apollo was at Corinth, that Paul 
having passed through the upper coasts, came to 
Ephesus, and found certain disciples: and he said to 
them : Have you received the Holy Ghost since you. 
believed? But they said to him: We have not so 
much as heard whether there be a Holy Ghost. And 
he said: In what then were you baptized? Who 
said: In John's "baptism. Then Paul said: John 
baptized the people with the baptism of penance, 
saying : That they should believe in him who was 
to come after him, that is to say, in Jesus. Having 
heard these things, they were baptized in the name 
of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had imposed 
his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came upon 
them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. 
And all the men were about twelve. And entering 
into the synagogue, he spoke boldly for the space of 
three months, disputing and persuading concerning 
the kingdom of God. 

Alleluia. V. Praise the Lord, for he is good - 9 and 
his mercy endureth for ever. 

TRACT. Ps. cxvi. Praise the Lord, as p. 327. 

(500ptl. Ju/mxiv. 15, At that time: Jesus 

said to his disciples: If ye love me, keep my com- 
mandments. And I will ask the Father, and he 
shall give you another Paraclete, that he mav abide 
I i 



574 WHIT-SUNDAY. 

\vith you for ever, the Spirit of truth, whom the 
i\orld cannot receive, because it seeth him not, nor 
knoweth him : but you shall know him ; because he 
shall abide with you, and shall be in you. I will 
not leave you orphans: I will come to }ou. Yet a 
little while, and the world seeth me no more. But 
yon see me; because i live, and you shall live. In 
that day you shall know that lam in iny Father, 
and you in me, and I in you. He that hath my 
commandments, and keeptth them, he it is that 
loveth me. And he that loveth me, shall he loved 
by my Father: and J will love hirn, and will mani- 
fest myself to him. 

OFFERT. Ps. cm. Send forth thy spirit, and 
they shall be created ; and thou wilt renew the face 
of the earth ; let the glory of the Lord be for ever- 
more, Alleluia. 

The Preface, as in the Ordinary, p. xxxii. 

Secret and Communicantes, as to morrow, p. 377. 

The Mane Jgitur, ts on Easter- Sunday, p 331. 

COMM. J\-,hn vii.~ The last day ol the feast 
Jesus said : Whoever believeth in me, rivers ot living 
water shall flow from his heart: and this he said of 
the spirit, which tho s e were to receive who should 
believe in him, Alleluia, Alleluia 

P. COMM. (Sancti Spirit us) as to-morrow, p, 378. 



HpOOK its name from the circumstance of the newly- 
JL baptized among our English ancestors assisting 
at Mass in the white garments they yesterday received 
*t the baptismal font. Its ecclesiastical name Pentecost 
signifies the fiftieth^ because the mystery which it celebrates 
was accomplished on fatjtftietk djy after Christ's resurrec- 
tion. The object of this gre;;t Festival is, to return thanks 
eo God for the visible descent of the Holy Ghost on the 
apostles, the establishment ' Vvv, :?nd propaga- 

tion of our holy religion, 



WHIT-SUNDAY* 377 

INTRO1T. Wisd.l 

r "PHE spirit of the Lord OPi"itus Domini r&plt. 
^ hath filled the whole vit orbcrn terrarum, 
earth, Alleluia : and the AlUiuia : tt hoc quod con. 
whole universe hath tinet omni ancient iumhubtt 
heard his voice, Alleluia, vocis, Alleluia, Alleluia. 
Alleluia. Ps. Let God Ps. Evurgat Dcus, et 
arise, and his enemies be dissipentur ininiici ejus i 
dispersed: let them who et Jugiant, qui odtrunt 
hate him, fly betore his eum t a facie, tjus. 
face. y. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Dens, qui.O God, who, by the 
light of the Holy Ghost, didst this day instruct the 
hearts of the faithful ; grant, by the direction of the 
same Holy Spirit, that we may relish what is right, 
and always enjoy his consolation. Thro 1 in the 
unity of the same, &c. 

LESSON. Acts ii. i. n.- When the days of 
Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together 
in one place ; and suddenly there came a sound 
from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it 
filled the whole house where they were sitting. And 
there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of 
fire, and it sat upon every one of them : and they 
were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began 
to speak wiih divers tongues according as the Holy 
Ghost gave them to speak. Now there were dwell- 
i'ig at Jerusalem Jews, devout men out of every na- 
tion under heaven. And when this was noised 
abroad, the multitude came together, and were 
:i founded in mind, because that every man heard 
them speak in his own tongue. And they were all 
amazed and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all 
these, that speak, Galileans, and how have we heard, 
every man our own tongue wherein we were born ? 
Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants 
of Mesopotamia, jtidea, and Cappadocia, Pontus 
and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphilia, Kgypt and the 
I i 2 



3/6 WHIT-SUNDAY. 

parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome* 
Jews also and Proselytes, Cretes and Arabians : we 
have heard them speak in our own tongues the 
wonderful \\ orks of God. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. Send forth thy spi- V. Ps. ciii. Emltte spi- 
rit, and they shall be ere- ritum tuum et creabun- 
ated, and thou wilt renew tur, et renovabis facicm 
the face of the earth, terrt?, Alleluia. 
Alleluia. 

V. * Come, O Holy V. * Veni, Sancte Spu 
Ghost, fill the hearts of ritus, reple tuorum corda 
thy faithful, and kindle in fideliu?n t et tui amor is in 
them the fire of thy love, eis igntm accende. 
The PROSE. 

VRNI Sancte Spiritus, et emitte coelitus lucis 
tuge radium. 

Veni Pater pauperum ; veni dator munerum : 
veni lumen cordium. 

Consolator optime: dulcis hospes animce: dulce 
refrigerium. 

In labore requies: in sestu temperies, in fletu so- 
latium. 

O lux beatissima, reple cordis intima tuorum fide- 
lium. 

Sine tuo numlne, nihil est in homine : nihil est in* 
noxium. 

Lava quod est sordidum, riga quod est aridum, 
saua quod est saucium. 

Flecte quod est rigidum, fove quod est frigidum, 
rege quod est devium. 

Da tuis tidelibus, in te confitentibus, sacrum sep- 
tenarium. 

Da virtutis meritum, da salutis exitum, da perenne 
gaudium. Amen. Alleluia. 

(BO^ptl^. John xiv. 23. 31. At that time: 

Jesus said to his disciples; If auy one love me, he 
will keep my word, and my Father will love him, 
At this V. *all kneel down at every Mass till Sunday next. 



WHIT-SUNDAY. 377 

and \ve will come to him, and will make our abode 
with him: he that loveth me not, keepeth not my 
words. And the word which you have heard, is not 
mine : but tiie Father's who sent me. These things 
have I spoken to you, abiding with you. But the 
Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will 
send in my name, he will teach you all tilings, and 
bring alTthings to your mind, whatsoever I shall 
have said to you. Peace 1 leave with you, my peace 
I give to you ; not as the world giveth, do J give to 
you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be 
afraid. You have heard that I have said to you ; 
1 go away and I come again to you, If you loved 
me, you would indeed be glad, because I go to the 
Father: for the Father is greater than 1. And now 
I have told you before it come to pass : that when 
it shall come to pass, you may believe. 1 will not 
now speak many things with you. For the prince 
of this world cometh, and in me he hath not any 
thing. But that the world may know that I love 
the Father: and as the Father hath given me com- 
mandment, so do I. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixvii. Confirm, O God, what 
thou hast wrought in us, from thy holy temple, 
which is in Jerusalem: kings shall bring thee their 
offerings. Alleluia. 

SECRET. Sanctify, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
il;e>e oblations and purify our hearts by the light of 
the Holy Ghost. Thro'- in the unity of, &c. 

COMMUNICANTFS. Being united in communion, 
and celebrating the sacred day of Pentecost, on which 
the Holy Ghost appeared to the apostles under the 
form of innumerable tongues: and honouring the 
memory, &c. a a in the Ordinary, page xxxiv. Hanc 
Igitur, o.v in the. Mats of Easter Sunday, p. 331. 

COMM. Acts it. ---Suddenly there came a noi^e 
from heaven, as of a strong rushing wind, where 
they were sitting, Alleluia: and they were all filled 
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37$ WHIT-MONDAY. 

with the Holy Ghost, and published the wonderful 
works of God. Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Sancti Spirit us May the pouring 
forth of the Holy Ghost into our hearts cleanse 
them, O Lord, and render them fruitful by the in- 
ward dew of his grace. Thro' our Lord in the 
unity of the same, &c. 



JNTRO1T. 

TTE hath fed them with (**IBAV1T cos ex adipe 
the finest wheat, Al- r** frumenti, Alleluia: 
leluia : and filled them et de petra mdle satura- 
with honey from the vit cos. Alleluia, Alleluia. 
rock. Allel. Allel. Ps. Ps. Exultate Deo ad'/u. 
Rejoice in God our aid : tori nostro ; jubilate Deo 
sing to the God of Jacob. Jacob. 

V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Deus, qui. Q God, who didst 
give the Holy Ghost to thy apostles, hear the pray* 
ers of thy people, that they may enjoy a happy 
peace, who, by thy grace, have received the gift of 
true faith. 

LKSbON. Acts x. 42. 48, In those days : Peter 
opening hi* wouth, said: Brethren, the Lord com- 
manded us to preach to the people, and to testify 
that it is he who was appointed by God to be 
judge of the living and of the dead. To him all 
the prophets _;ive testimony, that thro* his name all 
receive remission of sins, who believe in him. While 
Peter was yet speaking these words, the Holy Ghost 
fell on all them that heard the word. And the 
faithful of the circumcision, who came with Peter, 
were astonished, for that the grace of the Holy 
Ghost was poured out upon the Gentiles also. For 
they heard them speaking with tongues, and magni- 
fying God. Then Peter answered: Can any man 
forbid water, that these- men should not be baptized, 



WHIT-MONDAY. 379 

who have received the Holy Ghost as well as we ? 
And he commanded them to be baptized in the 
name of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

V. The apostles pub- Alleluia, Alleluia. \\ 
lished in divers tongues 3.,oquebantur variis tin* 
the wonderful works of guis apostoli magnalia 
God. Alleluia. Dei. Alleluia. 

V. * Come, O Holy Ghost, with the Prose, Veni 

Sancte Spiritus, us in the Mass of Yesterday, p, 376. 

(000pCU John iii. 16. At that time \ Jesus 

said to Xicodemus : God so loved the world, as to 
give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believ. 
eih in him, may not perish, but may have life ever- 
lasting. For God sent not his Son into the world, 
to judge the world, but that the world may be saved 
by him. He that believeth in him, is not judged. 
But he that doth not believe, is already judged : be- 
cause he believeth not in the name of the only be- 
gotten Son of God. And this is the judgment ; be- 
cause the light is come into the world, and men loved 
darkness rather than light : for their works were evil. 
For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and 
cometh not to the light, that their works may not 
be reproved. But he that doth truth, cometh to 
the light, that his works may be made manifest, be- 
cause they are done in God. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xvii. The Lord thundered from 
heaven, and the Most High made himself heard: 
the spring- heads of the waters appeared. Alleluia. 

SECRET. Mercifully sanctity, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, these offerings, and, having accepted the 
oblation of our spiritual victim, make ourselves an 
offering pleasing to thee. Thro'. 

COMM. Ju/in xiv The Holy Ghost shall 

teach you, Alleluia, whatever I shall say to you. 
Alleluia, Alleluia. 

P. COMM. ,;,/W ( ).._.ne!p, we beseech thee, O 
Lord, 1 defend, from the fury of ihirir 



3?0 WHIT-TUESDAY. 

enemies, those whom thou hast fed with thy sacted 
mysteries. Thro*. 

WHIT-TUESDAY. 

INTROIT. Receive your glory with joy, Alle- 
luia: giving thanks to God, Alleluia, who hath call- 
ed you to a heavenly kingdom. Allel. Allel. Allel. 
Ps. Give ear my people to my law ; hearken to the 
words of my mouth. F. Glory. 

COLLECT. Aclsit. Assist us, O Lord, we be- 
seech thee, with the power of thy holy spirit, that 
our hearts may be purified, according to thy mercy, 
and we defended from all adversities. Thro'. 

LESSON. Acts viii. 14. 17. In those days: 

When the apostles that were in Jerusalem, had heard 
that Samaria had received the word of God : they 
sent to them Peter and John. Who when they 
were come, prayed for them, that they might re- 
ceive the Holy Ghost. Tor he was not as yet come 
upon any of them: but they were only baptized in 
the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their 
hands upon them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The Holy Ghost shall 
teach you whatever I shall say to you. Alleluia. 
V. * Come, O Holy Ghost, with the Prose, Veni 

Sancte Spiritus, as on Sunday, p. 376. 
tiDOSptU John x. i. I'j^At that time ; Jesus 
said to the Pharisees : Amen, amen I say to you : 
he that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, 
but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief 
and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door 
is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter 
openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he call- 
cth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 
And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth 
before them : and the sheep follow him, because 
they know his voice. But a stranger they follow not, 
but fly from him, because they know not the yoige 



MBEH- WEDNESDAY. 381 

of strangers. This proverb Jesus spoke to them. 
But they understood not what lie was speaking to 
them. Jesus therefore said to them again : Amen, 
amen f say to yon, I am the door of the sheep. All 
others, as many as have come, are thieves and rob- 
bers : and the sheep heard them not. I am the door. 
By me if any man enter in, he shall be saved : and 
he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures. 
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, 
and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, 
and may have it more abundantly. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixxvii. The Lord opened for 

them the gates of heaven^ and rained down manna 
for them to cat : he gave them the bread of heaven, 
men ate the bread of angels. Alleluia. 

SECRET. May the oblation of this sacrifice pu- 
rify us, O Lord, we beseech thee, and make us wor- 
thy to partake thereof. Thro'. 

COMM. Mn xv The Spirit who proceedeth 

from tli e Father, Alleluia: shall glorify me. Alle- 
luia, Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Mrutcs. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, that the Holy Ghost may renew our souls 
by these divine mysteries, since he is the remission 
of sin. Thro' -in the unity of the same. 

EMBER-WEDNESDAY. 

INTROIT. P.v lxvii.0 God, when thou didst 
go forth before thy people, making a way for them 
and dwelling in the midst of them. Alleluia, the 
earth shook, and the heavens dropt dew, Alleluia, 
Alleluia. Ps. Let God arise, and let his enemies be 
dispersed: let those that hate him fly before his 
face. V. Glory. 

I. COLLECT. Me files notfras.T-May the Holy 
Ghost, who proceedeth from thee, enlighten, we 
beseech thee, O Lord, our hearts, and guide us into 



3^2 EMEER- WEDNESDAY. 

all truth, according to the promise of thy Son. Who 
in unify of the same. 

I. LESSON. Acts ii. 14. 21. In those days \ 
Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his 
voice, and spoke to them : Ye men of Judea, and 
all you that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known to 
you and with your ears receive my words. For 
these are not drunk, as you suppose, seeing it is but 
the third hour of the day : But this is that which 
was spoken of by the prophet Joe! : " And it shall 
come to pass in the last days (saith the Lord) I will 

- pour out my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons 
and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young 
men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream, 
dreams. And upon my servants indeed, and upon 
my handmaids, will I pour out in those'days o*' my 
spirit, and they shall prophesy : and I will shew 
wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth 
beneath ; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke : 
the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon 
into blood, before the great and manifest day of the 
Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that who- 
soever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be 
saved." 

Alleluia. V. Ps. xxxii. The heavens were found- 
ed by the word of the Lord, all their host by the 
breath of his mouth. 

II. COLLECT. Prasta, qu&sumus. Grant, we 
beseech thee, O almighty and most merciful God, 
that thy holy spirit may defend and dwell in our 
souls, and so thoroughly purify us, that we may at 
length become the temple of his glory. Thro'. 
1'rom this day to Saturday next inclusivtfy, after the 

Collect of the day, is said either the Collect, Ec- 
clesiae tuae, or Dens omnium, together tilth their 
Secrets and P. Comm. as on the first Sunday of 
Advent, p. 50, &c 



EM2ER WEDNESDAY. 383 

II. LESSON. Acts v. 12. 16. In those fays : 
Were many signs and wonders wrought among the 
people. And they wr re all with one accord in So- 
lomon's porch. But of the rest no man durst join 
himself with them j but the people magnified thun. 
And the multitude of men and women that believed 
in the Lord was more increased ; insomuch thai 
they brought forth the sick into the street?, and laid 
them on beds and couches, that when Peter came, 
his shadow at least might overshadow any of them, 
and they might be delivered from their infirmities. 
And there came also together to Jerusalem a multi- 
tude out of the neighbouring cities, bringing sick 
persons, and such as were troubled with unclean 
spirits, who were all healed. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. * Come, O Holy Ghost, 
with ths Prose us fo;i;/r, />. 376. 

d500pel + John vi. 44. 52. At that tiwe\ 
J-x//s said to the multitude of the Jews ; No man can 
come to me, except the Father, who hath sent me, 
draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 
It is written in the prophets: "And they shall all 
be taught of God.* Every one that hath heard of 
the Father, and hath learned, cometh to me. Not 
that any man hath seen the Father, but he who is of 
God, he hath seen the Father. Amen, amen I say 
to you : He that believeth in me hath everlasting 
life. I am the brer-id of life. Your fathers did eat 
manna in the desart, and are dead. This is the 
bread which cometh down from heaven: that if any 
man eat of if, he may not die. I am the living 
bread which came down from heaven. If any man 
eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread 
that [ will give, is my flesh for the life of the world. 

OFFERT. l\i. xviii. - 1 will meditate on thy 
commandments, which I have loved very much ; and 
I will put in practice thy commandments, which I 
>ved, Alleluia-. 



384 THURSDAY IN WHITSUN WEEK. 

SECRET. Receive, we beseech thee, OLord, 
this offering, and grant that we may celebrate with 
piety these sacred mysteries. Thro'. 

COMM. John xiv. I leave you peace. Alleluia. 
I give you my peace, Alleluia, Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Sumciites Having partaken, O 

Lord, of thy heavenly sacraments, we beseech thy 
clemency that we may enjoy the effects of the mys- 
teries we celebrate in time, in an eternity of bliss. 
Thro*. 

THURSDAY IN WHLTSUN-WEEK. 

Alias on Whit-Sunday, p. 375, except 
LESSON. Ads viii. 5. 9. In those days : Philip 
going down to the city of Samaria, preached Christ 
to them. And the people with one accord v. ere at- 
tentive to those things, which were said by Philip, 
hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For 
many of them who had unclean spirits, crying with 
a loud voice went out. And many taken with the 
palsy, that were lame, were healed. And there was 
a great joy in that city. 

Cl500p0l f Luke \x. i. 6. At that time: Jesus 
calling together the twelve apostles, he save them 
power and authority over all devils, and to cure dis- 
eases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of 
God, and to heal tne sick. And he said to them : 
Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor 
scrip, nor bread, nor money, neither have two coats. 
And whatsoever house you shall enter into, abide 
there, and depart not from thence. And whosoever 
will not receive you : when you go out of that city, 
shake off even the dust of your feet for a testimony 
against them. And going out they went about 
through the towns preaching the gospel and healing 
every where. CREDO. 



t 385 ) 

feMBER-FRIDAY. 

1NTR01T. Ps. Ixx.- -Lrt my mouth be filled 
with thy praise, Alleluia: that I may sing, Alleluia: 
my lips shall rejoice, when I sing to thee, Alleluia, 
Alleluia. PS* O Lord, in thee have I hoped, never 
let me be put to shame: but deliver me and rescue 
me according to thy justice. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Da, guasumus Grant, we be- 
seech thee, O most merciful God, that thy Church, 
being assembled by thy holy spirit, may in no man- 
ner be molested with the disturbance of enemies. 
Thro'. 

LESSON. Jnel\'\. 23. ij.T/ms saith the Lord 
God: And you, O children ofSion, rejoice, and 
be joyful in the Lord your God: because he 
hath 'given you a teacher of justice, and he will 
make the early and the latter rain to come down 
for you as in the beginning, and the floors shall be 
filled with wheat, and the presses shall overflow 
with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the 
years which the locust, and the bruchus, and the 
mildew, and the palmer-worm hath eaten: my 
great host which i have sent upon you. And you 
shall eat in plenty and shall be filled : and you 
shall praise the name of the Lord your God, who 
hath done wonders with you, and my people shall 
not be confounded for ever. And you shall know 
that 1 am in the midt of Israel; and I am the Lord 
your God, and there is none besides : and my peo- 
ple shall not be confounded for ever, saith the Lord 
Almighty. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. O how good and sweet Is 
the spirit in us, O Lord! Alleluia. V. *Come, O 
Holy Ghost, &c. with Me Prose, p. 376. 

d50pei, Luke v. 17. 26 At that lime: 
It came to pass on a certain day, that Jesus sat teach* 
K Ic 



KMBER-FKIDAY. 

ing. And there were Pharisees and doctors of the 
law sitting by, that were come out of every town of 
Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem ; and the power of 
the Lord was* to heal them. And behold men 
brought in a bed, a man who had the palsy: and 
they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him. 
before him. And when they could not find by what 
way they might bring him in, because of the multi- 
tude, they went up upon the roof, and let him 
down through the tiles with his bed in the midst, 
before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said; 
Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the Scribes 
and the Pharisees began to think, saying : Who is 
this who speaketh blasphemies ? Who can forgive 
sins, but God alone ? And when Jesus knew their 
thoughts, answering he said to them : What is it 
you think in your hearts ? Which is easier to say ? 
Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: arise and 
walk ? But that you may know that the Son of Man 
hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the 
sick of the palsy) I say to thee, arise, take up thy 
bed, and go into thy house. And immediately ris- 
ing up before them, he took up the bed on which he 
lay ; and he went away to his own house, glorifying 
God. And all were astonished: and they glorified 
God. And they were filled with fear, saying: We 
have seen wonderful things to-day. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxlv. Praise the Lord, O my 
soul j whilst I live I will praise the Lord : I will 
sing praises to my God, while I have a being. Al 
ieluia. 

SECRET. May the sacrifice offered in thy pre- 
sence, O Lord, be consumed by the same divine 
fire, by which the Holy Ghost inflamed the hearts 
of the disciples of the Christ thy Son. Thro* the 
same in unity of the same. 

COMM. John xiv, I will not leave you orphans; 



EMBER. SATURDAY. 3^7 

I will come to you again, Alleluia : and your hearts 
shall be glad, Alleluia. 

P. CO MM. SuMpsitHiit. Having received, 
Lord, these sacred mystic gifts, we humbly beg, 
that what thou hast ordered us to do in remem- 
brance of thee. may become a help to our weakness. 
Thro'. 

EMBER-SATURDAY. 

1NTROIT. How. v.- The love of God is pour- 
ed into our hearts, Alleluia, by his spirit that dwell- 
ed in us Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. cii. O my soul, 
bless thou the Lord, and all that is within me, bless 
his holy name. V. Glory, 

I. COLLECT. Enrich, O Lord, our hearts by a 
plentiful effusion of thy Holy Spirit, by whose wis- 
dom we were created, and by whose providence we 
are governed. Thro* -in unity of the same. 

I. f,ESSON. Joelu. 28. ga. 2%tt* saith Hie Lord 
God; 1 will pour out my spirit upon all flesh: and 
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy ; your 
old men shall dream dreams and your young men 
shall see visions. Moreover upon my servants and 
handmaids in tho^e days I will pour forth my spirit. 
And 1 will shew wonders in heaven ; and in earth, 
biood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. The sim 
shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into 
blood; before the great and dreadful day of the 
Lord shall come. And it shall come to pass, that 
every one that shall call upon the name of the Lord, 
shall be saved. A I lei. 

/'. John vi. It is the spirit that giveth life: but the 
flesh availeth nothing. 

II. COLLECT, lllo w\s...-Let thy holy spirit, O 
Lord, we beseech thee, kindle in our breasts that 
lire, which our Lord Jesus Christ brought on earth, 
and earnestly desired it should burn. \\ ho llveth. 

Kkz 



338 EMBER-SATURDAY. 

II. LESSON. Lev. xxiii. 9. 21. In those days . 
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the 
children of Israel, and thou shall say to them i 
When you shall have entered into the land, which 1 
will give you, and shall reap your corn, you shall 
bring sheaves of ears, the first-fruits of your harvest, 
to the priest : who shall lift up the sheaf before the 
Lord, the next day after the Sabbath, that it may 
be acceptable for you, and shall sanctify it. You 
shall count therefore from the morrow after the 
Sabbath, wherein you offered the sheaf of the first- 
fruits, seven full week?, even unto the morrow 
after the seventh week be expired, that is to say, fif- 
ty days, and so you shall offer a new sacrifice to 
the Lord. Out of all your dwellings, two loaves 
of the first-fruits, of two tenths of flour leavened, 
which you shall bake for the first-fruits of the Lord, 
And you shall call this day most solemn, and most 
holy. You shall do no servile work therein. It 
shall be an everlasting ordinance in all your dwell- 
ings and generations, saith the Lord Almighty. Allel. 

"/ r . Job xxvi. His spirit hath adorned the heavens. 

III. COLL. Deus O God, who, for the heal- 
ing our souls, commandest us to mortify our bodies 
by fasting : mercif jlly grant that we may faithfully 
serve thee both with body and soul. Thro'. 

ill. LESSON. DCM*. xxvi. i. 1 1.-~ In those days: 
Moses said to the children of Israel : Hear, Israel, 
what I command you this day. When thou art come 
into the land which the Lord thy God will give thee 
to possess, and hast conquered it, and dwellest in it; 
thou shalt take the first of all thy fruits, and put 
them in a basket, and shalt o to a place which the 
Lord thy God shall choose, that his name may be 
invocated there ; and thon shalt go to the priest that 
shall be in those days, and say to him : I profess 
this day before the Lord thy God, who heard us, 
and looked down upon our aiiiiction, and labour, 



IMBER-SATURDAY. 389 

and Distress: and brought us out of Egypt with a 
strong hand, and a stretched out arm, with great 
teiror, with signs and wonders : and brought us into 
this place, and gave us this land, flowing with milk 
and honey. And therefore now I offer the first- 
fruits of the land which the Lord hath given me. 
And thou sbalt leave them in the sight of the Lord 
thy God, adoring the Lord thy God. And thou 
shalt feast in all the good things which the Lord thy 
God hath given thee. Alleluia. 

V. Acts ii. When the days of Pentecost were 
completed, they were all sitting together. 

IV. COLLECT. Prasla, quaxumus. Grant, we 
beseech *thee, O Almighty God, .hat, being instruct* 
ed by these holy (asts, we may uvoid all vice, and 
more easily obtain thy mercy. Thro'. 

IV. LESSON. Lev. xxvi. 3. 12. In those days; 
The Lord said to Moses : Speak to the children of 
Israel, and sjj to them : If you walk in my precepts 
and keep my commandments, and do them, I will 

five you rain in due season. And the ground shall 
ring forth its increase, and the trees shall be filled 
with fruit. The threshing of your harvest shall 
reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach 
unto the sowing time; and you shall eat your bread 
to the full, and dwell in your land without fear. I 
will give peace in your coasts: you shall sleep, and 
there shall be none to make you afraid. I will take 
away evil beasts; and the sword shall not pass 
thro* your quarters. You shall pursue your enemies, 
and they shall (all before you. Five of you shall 
pursue a hundred others, and a hundred of you ten 
thousand: your enemies shall tall before you by the 
5-vord. I vvjll look on you, and make you increase: 
you shall be multiplied, and I will establish my co- 
venant with you. You shall eat the oldest of the 
store, and, new coming on, you shall castaway 
the olu. 1 will sst my tabernacle in the midst of 
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390 EMBER-SATURDAY. 

you, and my soul shall not cast you off. I will 
walk among yon, and will) be your God, and you 
shall be my people, saith the Lord Almighty. Allel. 

V. *Come, OHoly Spirit, fill the hearts of thy 
faithful, and kindle in them the fire of thy love. 

V. COLLECT Pnesta, z/#s?///ms. Grant, we 
beseech thee, O Almighty God, that whilst we fast 
from meat, we may likewise f st from all those 
vices to which we are prone. Thro'. 

V. LESSON. Dan. iii. 49.-. In those days: The 
angel of the Lord went down with Asarias and his 
companions into the furnace: and he drove the 
flame of the fire out of the furnace, and made the 
midst of the furnace like the blowing of a wind 
bringing dew, and the fire touched them not at all, 
nor troubled them, nor did them any harm. Then 
these three, as with one mouth, praised, and glo- 
rified, and blessed God 'in the furnace, saying: Allel. 

V. Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our 
forefathers, and worthy of praise for ever. 

VI. COLLECT. Deus, qui tribus..--O God, 
who. in the behalf of the three young men, didst 
render harmless the flames of fire : mercifully grant, 
that we thy servants may not be burnt by the flames 
of vice. Thro'. 

Hi re is said cither the Collect, EccU tuse, or Deu$ 
omnium, /;. 50. 

EPISTLE. Horn. v. i. 5 Brethren ; Being 

justified by faith, let us have peace with God, 
through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we 
have access through faith, into this grace wherein, 
we stand, and glory in the hope of the glory 
of the sons of God. And not only so : but we 
glory also in tribulations, knowing that tribula- 
tion worketh patience ; and patience, trial ; and 
trial, hope. And hope con foundeth not j because 
the charity of God is poured abroad in our hearts 
by the Hply Ghost, who is given to us. 



EMBER-SATURDAY. 391 

TRACT. P.s\ cxvi. Praise the Lord, as p. 327. 
Prose, Veni Sancte Spiritus, as before^ p. 376. 
Compel. Luke iv. 38. 44, 4f that tune: 
Jesus rising up out of the synagogue, vent into Si- 
mon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was 
taken with a fever; and they besought him for her. 
And standing over her he commanded the fever, 
and it left her. And immediately rising, she minis- 
tered to them. And when the sun was down, all 
they that had any sick with divers diseases, brought 
them to him. But he laying his hands on every 
one of them, healed them. And devils went out 
from many, crying out and saying: Thou art the 
Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them 
riot to speak: for they knew that he was Christ, 
And when it was day, going out he went into a de 
?art place: and the multitude sought him, and 
came lo him : and they stayed him that he should 
not depart from them. And he said to them: I 
must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also, 
for therefore am I sent. And he was preaching in 
the synagogues of Galilee. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. hxxvii. O Lord God of my saU 
vation, I have cried out to thee day and night: let 
my prayer, O Lord, come before thee, Alleluia. 

SECRET. To the end that our fasts may be 
acceptable to thee, O Lord, grant us, we beseech 
thee, to offer thee a heart purified by the efficacy of 
this sacnimriit. Thro*. 

COMM. Jo/in ii'u The spirit breatheth where 
lie will, and )ou hear his voice, Alleluia, Alleluia; 
but you know not whence he cometh, nor whither 
he goeth, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. 

P.COMM. J'r:il.c(wt. -.-May thy sacred mys- 
trries, O Lord, give us divine fervour, that we may 
i oth them and their eifcxt -. TUro'. 



( 39* ) 

TRINITY- SUNDAY. 

SINCE without a belief of the existence of Threeador- 
able Persons in the Godhead, \ve cannot be Christi- 
ans, let us this day beseech Almighty God to strengthen 
our faith in the mystery of the ever blessed Trinity, and 
teach us implicitly to submit to whatever other dogma the 
Church proposes to our belief. Let us also pray for those 
who, taking weak reason for their gaide in matters of re- 
ligion, refuse to believe what God himself has revealed 
concerning his own incomprehensible Majesty, 
INTROIT. 

B Lessee! be tbe holy T>Enedicta sit sancta 
Trinity and undivid Trinitas, alqve indi- 

ed Unity: We \vill praise visa Unit as ; Confitcbi- 
it, because it hath shewn nmr ei, qula fecit nobis. 
his mercy to us. Ps. O cum misericordiam sua?n. 
Lord, our God, how Ps. Domine, Dominus 
wonderful is thy name nosier, quam admirabiie. 
over the utmost bounda- cst nomen tuum in unvvtr- 
ries of the earth. sa terra. 

F. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Omnipotens.O almighty and ever- 
lasting God, who hast granted tby servants, in the 
confession of the true faith, lo acknowledge the 
glory of an Eternal Trinity, and in the power of ma- 
jesty, to adore an Unity : We beseech thee that, by 
the strength of this faith, we may be defended from 
all adversity. Thro'. 

COLLECT Deus, in te, of the I. Sund. after Pen. 
tecost. - OGod, the strength of such as hope in thee ; 
mercifully hear us calling on thee : and since mortal 
weakness can do nothing without thee, grant us the 
assistance of thy grace j that in observing thy com- 
mandments, we may please thee both in will and 
action. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. 'Rom. xi. 33. 36. O the depth of 
the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of 
God' How incomprehensible are his judgments. 



TRINITY-SUNDAY. 393 

and how unsearchable his ways ? For who hath 
known the mind of the Lord ? Or who hath been 
his counsellor ? Or who hath first given to him, and 
recompence shall be made him? For of him, and 
by him, and in him are all things; to him be glory 
for ever. Amen. 

GRAD. Dun. iii.-.-Blessed art thou, O Lord, 
who beholdest the deep, and sittest on the cheru- 
bim. V. Blessed art thon, O Lord, in the firma- 
ment of the heaven, and worthy of praise forever. 
-Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V Blessed art thou, O V. Benedictus es t Do. 
Lord, the God of our mine, Deus Put rum nos- 
Fathers, and worthy of trorum, et laudabilis in 
praise for ever. Alleluia, sacula. Alleluia. 

<E>00pU Matt, xxviii. 18. 20.^ that time: 
Jesus said to his disciples : All power is given to me 
in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach 
all nations: BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF 
THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE 
I}OLY GHOST. Teaching them to observe all things 
whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I 
am with you all days, even to the consummation 
of the world. CKEDO. 

OMKKT. Blessed be God the Father, and the 
only begotten Son of God, as likewise the Holy 
Ghost ; icr he has shewn his mercy to us. 

SECRET. Sanctify, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
our God, by the invocation of thy holy name, the 
victim of this oblation : and by it make us an eter- 
nal offering to thee. Thro'. 

SECRET of the I. Sunday after Pentecost. Mer- 
cifully receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, the sacri- 
IJce we offer thee, and grant that it may be a conti- 
nual help to us. Thro*. 

COMM. We bless the God of heaven, and we 
will praise him in the si^ht of all the living : because 
he hath shewn us his mercy. 



394 CORPUS-CHRISTI. 

P. COMVT. Profkiat. May the receiving of this 
sacrament, O Lord our God, avail us to the salva- 
tion of body and soul : together with the confession 
of an everlasting Holy Trinity, and of the undivided 
unity thereof. Thro'. 

P.COMM. Tautis, of the I. Sund. after Pentecost. 
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the great sa- 
crifice we have partaken of, may avail us to sal- 
vation, and make us never cease praising thee. Thro'. 

(i!50pl. of the I. Sund. after Pentecost. Luke 
vi. 36. 41. At that time : Jesus said to his disciples: 
Be ye merciful, as your Father also is merciful, 
judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn 
not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, 
and you shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be 
given to you ; good measure and pressed down and 
shaken together and running over shall be given into 
your bosom. For with the same measure you shall 
mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. 
And lie spoke also to them a similitude: Can the 
blind lead the blind ? do they not both fall into the 
ditch? The disciple is not above his master : but 
every one shall be perfect, if he be as his master* 
And why seest thou the mote in thy brother's eye; 
but the beam that is in thy own eye thou considerest 
not? Or how canst thou say to thy brother: Bro- 
ther, let me pull the mote out of thy eye, when 
thou thyself seest not the beam in thy own eye? 
Hypocrite, erst first the beam out of thine own eye, 
and then thou shalt see clearly to take out the mote 
from thy brother's eye. Deo gratias. 



THIS Festival (instituted about the middle of the thir- 
teenth century by a Bull of Urban IV.] was received 
and confirmed by the General Council ot Vienne, anno 
1311, in opposition to the errors of some, who then, as 



CORPUS CHRIST!. 395 

\vcll as now, preferred a false philosophy to the belief cf 
all Christians in the preceding ages. 

The rrocfjions in Catholic countries on this day, and 
during its Octave, were instituted as triumphs ot Christ 
and his Church over the obstinate enemies of this adorable 
mystery; and as public testimonies of the faith, love and 
gratitude of the true children of God. 

INTROiT. Ps. Ixxx. 

HE fed them with the S^lbuiil cos ex adipefru- 
finest wheat, Alle- ^ went ^Alleluia: tide 
luia r and filled them pcira mellc suturazit eos. 
with honey from the rock. Alleluia, Alleluia, A llcl. 
Allel. Allel. Allel. Ps. Ps. Exultate Deo adju* 
Exult in God our help; tori nostro : jubilate JJco 
joyfully sing to the God Jacob. 
of Jacob. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Dcus qui..-.O God, who, in tins 
wonderful sacrament, hast left us a perpetual memo- 
rial of thy Passion ; grant us, we beseech thee, so 
to reverence the sacred mysteries of thy body and 
blood, that in our souls we may always be sensible 
of the fruit of the redemption thou hast purchased 
for us. Who livest. 

EP1ST. i CV, xi. 23. Brethren: I have received 
of. the Lord, that which also I delivered to you, 
that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was 
betrayed, took bread, and giving thanks, broke, 
and said; Take ye, and cot: this is wy lady re hie ft 
shall be detivtredfor you \ this do for the commemora- 
tion of me. In like manner also the chalice, after 
he had supped, saying: This Chalice is the Ntze TiS~ 
tanicnt in my blood: this do yc t as often as you shall 
drink it, for the ctonm&noratwn of we. For as often 
as you shall eat this bread, and drink this chulio*, 
you shall shew the death of the Lord, till lie come. 
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink 
the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty 
of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man 
prove himself; and so let-him eat of that bren. 



396 CORPUS-CHRIST!. 

drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketli 
unworthily, eateth and drinketli judgment to him- 
self, not discerning the body of the Lord. 

GR AD. Ps. cxliv The eyes of all hope in thee, 
O Lord, and thou givest them food in due season. 
V. Thou openest thy hand, and fillest every living 
creature with blessings. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. My flesh is truly V. Caro mea vere est 
meat, and my blood is cibus, et sqriguis mem 



truly drink : he that eat- 
eth my flesh, and drink- 
eth my blood, remaineth 
in me, and I in him. 



vere est potus : qui man- 
ducat imam carnem, et 
bibit iKeum sanguinem in 
me manet, et ego in eo, 



The PROSE. 



LAUDA, Sion Sal- 
torem ; Lauda Du- 
cem et Pastorem : In 
hymn is et canticis. 

2. Quantum potes, 
tantum aude; quia ma- 
jor omni laude: nee lau- 
dare sufficis, 

3. Laudis thema speci- 
alis: panis vivus et vita- 
lis: hodie proponitur. 

4. Quem in sacrse 
mensa coense j turbae fra- 
trum duodense: datum 
non ambigitur. 

5. Sit lacs plena, sit 
sonora : sit jucanda, sit 
decora: mentis jubiliatio: 

6. Dies enim solemnis 
agitur : in qua mensse 
prima recolitur, hujus 
institutio. 

7. In hac mensa novi 



Regis 4 : novurh Pascha 
nov?e legis : phase vetus 
terminat. 

8. Vetustatem novitas: 
umbram fugat veritas: 
noctem lux eliminat. 

9. Quod in coena Chris* 
tus gessit : faciendum, 
hoc expressit : in sui me- 
moriam. 

10. Docti sacris insti- 
tntis: panem, vinum in 
salmis consecramus hos* 
tiam. 

11. Dogma datur 
Christianis : -quod in car- 
nem transit panis : et 
vinum in sanguinem. 

12. Quod non capis, 
quod non vides : ani- 
mosa firmat fides: pias- 
ter rerum ordinem. 

13. Sub diversis spe- 







_' ; J/Y// . ' i7ii 'c/i v'/ in /v //'//// 

T/u JJt \ <nl ( /I lju/t '? f/tu* i * rntit /< //' ^ ' '/ /&/ ' Z5?.<* ' v 



CORPUS CHIUSTI. 397 

ciebus: signis tantum, et 20. Nulla rei fit sis- 



sura: signi tantum fit 
tractura, qua nee status, 
nee statura signati mU 
nuitur. 

21. Eccepanisangelo- 
rum; factus cibus via- 



noti rebus ; latent res 
eximise. 

14. Caro cibus, san- 
guis potus : manet tamen 
Chribtus totus, sub utra- 
qu specie. 

13. A sumente non torum ; vere panis filio- 
concisus: non confractus, rum, non mittendus ca- 
nibus. 

22. In figuris prsesigna- 
tur: cum Isaac imino- 
latur; Agnus Paschse de- 
pntatur ; datur Manna 
Patribus. 

23. Bone pastor, pa- 



non divisus; integer ac- 
cipitur. 

16. Sumit unus, su- 
munt mille: quantum 
isti, tantum ille: nee 
sumptus consumitur. 

17. Summit boui, su- 
punt mali ; sorte tamen 
inaequali ; vitae vel in- 
teritus. 

1 8. Mors est malis.vita 
bonis: vide paris sump- tium. 
tionis : quam sit dispar 24. 
exitus I 

19. Fracto demum sa- 
cramento: ne vacilles, 
sed memento ; tantum 



nis vere: Jesu nostri mise 
rere: tu nos pasce, nos 
tuere : tu nos bona fac 
videre : in terra viven- 



Tu qui cuncta 
scs, et vales : qui nos 
pascis liic mortales: tuos 
ibi com mensales, cohsere- 
des et sodales, fac sanc- 



essesub fragmento,quan- torum civium. Amen. 



tum toto tegitur. 



John 



Alleluia. 
56. 59. At 



that time : 



Jesus satd to the multitude of the Jews: My flesh is 
meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. He 
that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, abideth 
in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath 
sent me, and I live by the Father ; so he that eateth 
me, the same also shall live by me. This is the. 
bread that ramj down from heaven. Not as your 
fathers did cat manna and are dead. He that euU 
*th .' /.j.ill live for ever. CREDO. 

L 1 



39$ H. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOSf, 

OFFERT. Lev. xii. The priests of the Lor<! 
offer to God incense and loaves: and therefore shall 
they be holy to their God, and shall not defile his 
name. Alleluia. 

SECRET. Mercifully grant thy Church, O Lord, 
we beseech thee, the gifts of Unity and Peace, which 
are mystically represented in these offerings. Thro*. 
On this day, and during the Octave, is said the Pre- 
face, * Qtiia per Incarnati, p* xxx. and the same 
Mass unless on a Double. 

COMM. i Cor. xxvi. -As often as you shall eat 
this bread, and drink this cup, you shall publish the 
death of the Lord, till he come. Whosoever there- 
fore, shall eat this bread, or drink the cup of the 
Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and 
blood of the Lord. Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Fac m;s.--Grant us, O Lord, we be- 
fceech thee, the everlasting possession of thyself, as 
a pledge of which we have received thy body and 
blood. Wholivest. 

II. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 

TNTROIT. Ps. xvil 

HPHE Lord hath be- J?Actus est Dominui 
* come my protector, protector meux, et 

and set me at large : he eduxit me in latituditiem : 
has saved me, because he salvum me fecit, quoniam 
loved me- Ps. I will volnit inc. Ps. Diligam 
love thee, O Lord, my tc Domitie, virtus mza ; 
Strength: the Lord is my Dominus finnamentum 
support, mv refuge, and meutnetrefugium nn:um t et 
my deliverer. V. Glory, libtrutor meus. V.Oforia. 
COLLECT. Sc/i^Grant us, O Lord, both a 
constant love and lear of thy holy name : since thou 
never withdravvest thy protection from those, whom 
thou solidly groundest in thy love. Thro*. 
Here as zcdil as at the Secret and P. Co mm. is mudr, 
a Commem, o/_* Corpus Christi, p. 395. 



II. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 399 

EPISTLE, i John iii. 13. 18. Dearly beloved: 
"Wonder not if the world hate you. We knmv that 
we have passed from death to lite, because we love 
the brethren. He that luveth not, abideih ia death. 
Whosoerer hateth his brother, is a murderer. And 
you know that no murderer luuh eternal life abiding 
in himself. In this we have known the chanty of 
God, because he hath laid down his life torus; 
and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 
He that hath the substance of this wond, and shall 
see his brother in need, and shut up his bowels from 
him: how doth the charity of God abide in him ? 
My little children, let us not love in word, nor ia 
tongue, but in deed, and in truth. 

GRAL). Ps. ex. When 1 was in distress, I cried 
out to the Lord, and he heard me. V Deliver, O 
Lord, my soul from the deceitful tongue. Alleluia. 

I''. O Lord my God, in V. Dotniut Dt.us meus, 
thee have I put my trust: in te spcruvi: satr.um me 
save me from the se that fac ex omnibus pcrscquen* 
persecute me, and rescue tibus we, et libent inc. 
me. Alleluia. Alleluia. 

(BOjSpd, I///CC xiv. 16 24. At that time; Jcsu& 
spoke thi* parable to t/ie Pharisees: A certain man 
made a .-reat supper, and invited many, and he 
sent his sf-rvant at supper time to say to them that 
were invited, that they should com<% for now all 
tilings are read)-. And they began all at once to 
make excuses. The firsi said to him : I have bought 
a farm, and must needs go and see it: I pray thee, 
bold me excused. And another said ; I have" 
bought five yokes of oxen, ami I go ;o try them: 
1 pray thee hold me excused. And another sal 
have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 
And the servant returning told these things to his 
lord. Then the master of the house being angry, 
said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets 
Lla 



40 III. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, 
and the feeble, and the blind, and the lame. And 
the servant said: Lord it is done as thou hast com- 
manded, and <yet there is room. And the lord said 
to the servant : Go into the high- ways and hedges ; 
and compel them to come in, that my house may 
be filled. But I say to you, that none of those 
men that were invited, shall taste of my supper. 
CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. vi. Turn again, O Lord, and 
rescue my soul: save me for thy mercies sake. 

SECRET. May this sacrifice offered to thy name 
purify us, O Lord : and make us every day advance 
towards a heavenly life. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xi. I will sing to the Lord, who 
hath bestowed good things on me: and I will sing a 
psalm to the name of the Lord, the Most High. 

P. COMM. Sump t is. Having received, O Lord, 
this sacred oblation, grant that by frequenting these 
mysteries we may hasten our salvation. 

111. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 

INTRO IT. Ps. xxiv. 

T OOK on me, and have TfESPICE in me, et 
*^ mercy on me, OLord, *- -miserere mei Do/nine, 
for I am alone and poor; quantum mucus et pauper 
behold my abjection and su?n ego : vide humilita- 
my labour, O my God, tern meam, et labor em 
and forgive me all my sins, meum, tt dimitte CHI- 
PS. To thee, O Lord, nia feccata mea, Deus 
have I lifted up my soul: meus. Ps. Ad te -Do- 
In thee, O my God, 1 mine, kvavi uniwam me* 
place my trust; let me ami Dcus metis, in- te 
not be put to shame, confido, non tntbescam. 
V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Protector. 4) God, the protector 



I/I. 1 SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, 40 K 

of those who hope in thee, without whose aid no- 
thing is strong, nothing holy; increase thy mercy 
towards us; that under thy direction and conduct, 
we may so pass through the blessings of this life, as 
not to lose those which are eternal. Thro'. 
Ct" For /*eIl.Collect,&c. see tke ORDINARY, p. xx. 
EPISTLE, i Peter v. 6. n.-~Dearly Beloved: 
Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of 
God, that he may exalt you in the time of visitation. 
Casting all your care upon him, for he hath caie of 
you. lie sober and watch ; because your adversary 
the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about, seeking 
whom he may devour: whom resist ye, strong in 
faith ; knowing that the same affliction befalleth 
your brethren who are in this world. But the God 
of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal 
glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, 
will himself perfect you, and confirm and establish 
you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and 
ever. Amen. 

GRAD. Ps. liv. Cast thy solicitude on the 
Lord: and he will feed thee. V. When I cried out 
to the Lord, he heard my voice against those who 
were coming upon me. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. God is a just Judge, V. Deus Justus judex 
strong and patient ; doth fort is e t pattens : numquid 
his anger break out every iruscitur per singulus dies? 
day ? Alleluia. Alleluia. 

(00$pel Luke xv. i. io. At that time : 
The publicans and sinners drew near unto him to 
hear him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmur- 
ed, saying : This man receiveth sinners and eateth 
with them. And he spoke to them this parable, 
saying: What man is there of you that hath a hun- 
dred sheep: and he shall lose one of them, doth he 
not leave the ninety-nine in the desart, and go after 
ihu whkli was lost until he find it ? And when he 
L1 3 



402 IV. SUNDAY AFIER PENTECOST. 

hath found it, doth he not lay it upon his shoulders 
rejoicing: and coming home calleth forth his friends 
and neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, 
because I have found my sheep that was lost? I say 
to you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven 
upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon 
ninety-nine just who need not penance. Or what 
woman having ten groats; if she lose one groat, 
doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and 
seek diligently, till she find it ? And when she hath 
found it, call together her friends and neighbours, 
saying; Rejoice with me, because I have found the 
groat which I had lost ? So I say to you, there shall 
be joy before the angels of God upon one sinner 
doing penance. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. ix.~- Let all hope in thee, O Lord, 
who know thy name; for thou abandonest not those 
who seek thee. Sing to the Lord who dwelleth in 
Sion ; for that he hath not forgotten the prayer of 
the poor. 

SECRET, Look down, O Lord, on the offer- 
ings of thy suppliant Church; and grant that thy 
faithful may always worthily partake' thereof in or- 
der to their salvation. Thro'. 

COMM. Luke xv. ~ I say to you: There is joy 
among the angeis of God over one sinner doing 
penance. 

P. COMM. Saarfa.r-*May thy sacred mysteries, 
O Lord, which we have received, give us life: and 
cleansing us from our sins, make us worthy of thy 
eternal mercy. Thro'. 

IV. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTROJT. P.-?. xxvi. 

rpHE Lord is my light& ryOMlSUSillumiwitio. 

* my salvation, whom *~* mea, et sulus /wf, 

shall I fear? The Lord is yuan timebo.V DQinutus, 

the protector of my life, defensor vita ?xe<? 9 a gnu 



IV. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 403 

who shall make me trem- tr-pit/abo V Qiii tr Umlaut 
<!<? My enemies who we iuhnici tnci, ipsi inlir- 
uiHicted me, are weak- mail sunt et cecii/erunt. 
encd and fallen. Pa. If Ps. Si consislant adver- 
a camp be pitched against sum me cast: a ; uon time* 
im< ; my heart shall not bit cor meum. V.Gloria. 
fear. T. Glory. 

COLL. /)//. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
that the \\oild, with regard to us, may be go. 
vcrned in peace by thy providence, and thy Church 
j a\ hfi devotions to thee in tranquillity. Thro\ 

EPiSTLE, llom.vm. 18. 23. ... Brethren : I 
reckon that the sufferings of this present time are 
not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, 
that shall be revealed in us. For the expectation of 
the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of 
God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, 
not willingly, but by reason of him that made it 
subject, in hope : Because the creature also itself 
shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, 
into the liberty of the glory of the children, of God.' 
For we know that every creature groaneth, and is in, 
labour even till now. And not only it, but our- 
selves also, who have the first fruits of the spirit, 
even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting 
f.ir the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption 
of our body in Christ Jesus our Lord, 

GRAF). Ps. lxxviii.-.Be merciful, Q Lord, to 
our offences, that the Gentiles may never say : 
A\ here now is their God ? V. Help us, O Lord, our 
Saviour j and for the honour of thy name deliver us, 
O Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. O God, who sittest V. Ps. ix. Dcus qui, 
on thy throne, and judg- stdts sitpcr thronnm ct 
eth justly, be a refuge to judicfis dquitdtcm, csto 
the pooi-'m distress. f^fugium paupcrum in 

Alleluia. tribtdatione. Alleluia. 

. i. \i.At that time : $t 



404 IV. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

came to pass, that when the multitude pressed upon 
him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake 
of Genesareth. And he saw two ships standing by 
the lake : but the fishermen were gone out of them, 
and were washing their nets. And going up into 
one of the ships that was Simon's, he desired him to 
thrust out a little from the land. And sitting down 
he taught the multitudes out of the ship. Now when 
he had ceased to speak, he,said to Simon: Launch 
out into the deep, and let down your nets for a 
draught. And Simon answering, said to him: Mas. 
ter, we have laboured all the night, and have taken 
nothing: but at thy word I will let down the net. 
And when they had done this, they enclosed a very 
great multitude of fishes, and their net broke. And 
they beckoned to their partners that were in the 
other ship, that they should come and help them. 
And they came and filled both the ships, so that 
they were almost sinking. Which when Simon 
Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus's knees, saying : 
Depart from me, O Lord, for I am a sinful man. 
For he was wholly astonished, and all that were 
with him, at the draught of the fishes that were 
taken. And so were also James and John the sons 
ofZebedee, who were Simon's partners. And Je- 
sus saith to Simon: Fear not; from henceforth 
thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought 
their ships to land, leaving all things they followed 
him. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps xii. -Enlighten mine eyes, that I 
may never sleep in death j lest the enemy should 
ever say: I have prevailed over him. 

SECRET. Receive our offerings, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, and be appeased thereby : and mer- 
cifully compel our wills to yield to thee, even when 
they rebel. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xvii The Lord is my support, my 
refuge, and deliverer, my God, and my 



V. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 40$ 

P. COMM. .M^erw.-.-May the mysteries we 
have received, both purify and defend us, O Lord, 
by the efficacy of what they contain. Thro'. 

V. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
1NTROIT. Ps. xxxvi. 

HEAR, O Lord, my JfXAUDI, Doming* 
voice, when I cry -*~* vocem mcam, qua, da- 
to thee : be thou my mavi ad te : acljutor mcus 
helper; abandon me not, esto : ne, dcretinquas me t 
nor slight me, O God, neque despicias me, Dcus, 
my Saviour. Ps. The Salutarin'?neus. 
Lord is my light .and my Ps. Dowinusilluminatio 
salvation: whom shall I mca, ct salus mca \ quein 
fear? V. Glory. tiwcfa? V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Deus, qui.O God, who hast pre- 
pared invisible good things for those that love thee: 
pour forth into our hearts an affectionate love for 
thee : that loving thee in all things, and above all 
things, we may come to the enjoyment of thy pro- 
mises, which are above whatever we can desire. 
Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Peter iii. 8. 15. Dearly beloved : 
Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of 
another, being lovers of the brotherhood, merciful, 
modest, humble : not rendering evil for evil, or rail- 
ing for railing, but contrariwise blessing ; for unto 
this you are called, that you may inherit a blessing. 
" For he that will love life, and see pood days, let 
him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that 
they speak no guile. Let him decline from evil and 
do good : let him seek after peace, and follow it : 
because the eyes of the Lord are upon the just, and 
his ears unto their prayers : but the countenance of 
the Lord is against them that do evil things." And 
who is he that can hurt you, if you be jealous of 
good ? But if also you suffer any thing for justice 



406 V. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECQST* 

sake, blessed are ye. And be not afraid of their 
terror, and be not troubled. But sanctify the Lord 
Christ in your hearts. 

GRAB, Fs. Ixxxv. Look down, O God, our 
protector: look down up~>n thy servants. V. O 
Lord God of hosts, hear the prayers of thy servants. 
AHeluia, Alleluia. 

r. O Lord, in thy V. PS. 20. Domine invir- 
might shall the king re- tute tua l(C.!>ib>tur JRex: 
joice; and in thy salva- ft sup^r ait/ufurt' tuum 
tion shall he exult ex- exnltabit rchcwtntur. Al* 
ceedinplv. Alleluia. hi id a. 

CpQjSpfcl* Matt. v. 20. 24. . At that time; 
Jesus said :o his disciples : Unless your justice exceed 
that of the Scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter 
into the kingdom of heaven. You have heard that 
it was said to them of old ; Thou shalt not kill. 
And whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the 
judgment. But 1 say to you, that whosoever is 
angry with his brother, shall be in dungtr if the 
judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, 
Kaca, shall be in danger of the council. And who- 
soever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of 
hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the 
altar, and there shalt remember that thy brother 
hath any thing against thee; leave there thy gift be- 
fore the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy 
brother: and then come and offer thy gift. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps* xv.~-l will bless the Lord who 
luth given as understanding. 

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, by our humble 
prayers, and mercifully receive these offerings of thy 
servants: that what each hath offered to the honour - 
of thy name, may avail to the salvation of all. 

COMM. Ps\ vi.~- One thing have I asked of the 
Lord, and will continue to ask: that I may dwell 
in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. 



VI. SUNDAY AFTfen PENTECOST. 407 

P.COMM. Quos calcsti.-.- Grant, O Lord, we be- 
seech thee ; that we, whom thoa hast fed with this 
heavenly sacrifice, may be cleansed from our hid- 
den. sins, and delivered from the snares of our ene- 
mies. Thro'. 

VI. SUNDAY aflcr PHNTECOST. 
JNTROIT. Ps. xxvii. 

THE Lord is the T\0minus fortitudo pit- 
strength of his peo- -*~^ Us sua ; et Prolec* 
pie; the Protector of the tcr Sa-'ytftrinm Christi 
Salvation of his anointed, sui t.r. Salvum fac po~ 
Save, O Lord, thy peo- pulum tuum Dorrunc, tt 
pie, and bless thy inheri- bencdic /t&reditali tux, tt 
tance, and govern them rei'e evs usque in s&cutum* 
forever. Ps. To thee, Ps. Ad it Domine, cla- 
O Lord, will I cry out, mabo, Dcus mcu* ne ' 
O my God, be not silent; teas a me: ne gaando ta 
refuse not to answer me, etas a me, ct assimilvbcr 
Jest I become like those ' Aus in lacum 

who descend into the pit. V. 'Gloria. 
V. Glory. 

COLLEC I'. Dcus virlutum. O God of all 
power, to whom entirely belongeth whatever is 
best: implant in our hearts the love of thy name, 
and grant us an increase of religion, that thou may- 
est improve in us what is pood, and preserve what 
thou thus improvest by the practice o\ piety. Thro'. 

EP1ST. R<wu vi. $..Br&thrtJi : All we who are 

baptized in Christ Jesus, are baptized in his death. 

For w ?re buried together with him by b pt 'srri 

unto death : that as Christ is risen from the dead by 

:,>ry of the Father, so we also may walk ia 

newness of life. For if we have been planted to- 

pei her in the likeness of his death, we shall also be 

in the iii;cn<,ss of his resurrection. Knowing this, that 

d man is crucified with him, that the body 

of sin may be destroyed, and that we may save 



4oS VI, SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

sin no longer. For he that is dead is justified 
from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we be- 
lieve that we shall live also together with Christ, 
Knowing that Christ, rising again from the dead, 
dieth now no more, death shall no more have do- 
niinionover him. For in that he died to sin, he 
died once : but in thai he liveth, he liveth unto 
God. So do you also reckon yourselves to be dead 
indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our 
Lord. 

GRADUAL. Ps. Ixxxix. Turn to us a little, O 
Lord, and be appeased with thy servants. V. Lord, 
thou hast been our refuge from generation to gene- 
ration. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. Ps. Inthee, O Lord, V. Ps. 30.... In te, Do- 
have I placed my trust, mine, speravi, nun confun. 
let me never be put to dar in a -tcrnum : in just i- 
shame : save me by thy tia tna liber a me et tripe 
justice, and rescue me: me: inctina ad me aureui 
bend thine ear to me: tuam i accel-cru ut eripias 
make haste to save me. me. Alleluia. 
Alleluia. 

d500pCU Mark viii. i. 91 At that time: 
When there was a great multitude with Jesus, and 
had nothing to eat : calling his disciples together, he 
saith to them: 1 have compassion on the multitude, 
for behold they have now been with me three days, 
and have nothing to eat : and if I send them away 
fasting to their own houses, they will faint in the 
way ; for some of them came afar off. And his dis- 
ciples answered him; From whence can any one 
satisfy them here with bread in the wilderness? And 
he asked them: How many loaves have ye? And 
they said : Seven* And he commanded the people 
to sit down on the ground : and taking the seven 
loaves, giving thanks he broke, and gave to his dis- 
ciples to set before them, and they set them before 
the people. And they had a few little fishes; and 



VII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 4^9 

he blessed them, and commanded them to be set 
before them. And they did eat and were filled, 
and they took up that which was left of the frag- 
ments, seven biskets. And they that had eaten 
were about tour thousand : and he sent them away. 
CHEDO- 

OFFERT. Ps. xvi. Make my steps perfect m 
thy paths, that my feet slip not: bend thine ear and 
l.enr my words: display the \\o-idersof thy mercy, 

-a'vest those that hope in thee, O Lord. 
SECRET. B? appeased, O Lord, by our hum- 
ble prayers, and mercifully receive the offerings of 
thy people : and that the vows and prayers of none 
may be i;i vain, grant we may effectually obtain 
what we ask. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xxiv.-"I. will go up, and sacrifice 
in his tabernacle, a victim of praise ; I will sing and 
repeat a psalm to the Lord. 

P. COMM. LV/;/ea.. -Weare filled, O Lord, with 
thy gifts: grant, therefore, we beseech thee, that we 
may be cleansed by their efficacy, and strengthened 
by tueir aid. Thro'. 



VII. SUNDAY fl/fcr PENTECOST. 
1NTROIT. Ps. xlvi. 

CLAP your hands, all S)MNES Gcntcs plan. 
ye Gentiles j sing to di*c manibus : jubi* 

God with a joyful voice, late Deo in voce exulta- 
Pi. For the Lord is the tionis. Ps. Qiconiajn Do^ 
high and awful One: minus excdsus, tcrribilisi 
he is tlie great King over Rex magnus super omnem 
all the earth. V. Glory, terrain. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Deus cujus. O God, whose provi- 
dence is never deceived in what it appointeth : we 
humbly beseech thee to remove whatever may be 
prejudicial to us: and grant us whatever may be to 
the advantage of our souls. Thro'* 
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410 VII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

EPIST. Rom. vi. 1 9, Brethren : I speak a hu- 
man thing because of the infirmity of your flesh: 
for as you have yielded your members to serve un- 
cleanness and iniquity unto iniquity; so now yield 
your members to serve justice, unto sanctification. 
For when you were the servants of sin, you were free 
from justice. What fruit therefore had you then in 
those things of which you are now ashamed ? For 
the end of them is death. But now being made free 
from sin, and become servants to God, you have 
your fruit unto sanctification, and the end everlast- 
ing life. For the wages of sin is death. But the 
grace of God, everlasting life in Christ Jesus our 
Lord. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxiii. Come, children, hearken to 
me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. V. Draw 
near to him, and he enlightened; and your faces 
shall not be covered with shame. Alleluia, Alleluia. 
V. Clap your hands V. Omnes Gentes plau- 
all ye Gentiles: sing to dite manibmi jubilate Deo 
God with a joyful voice, in roce exultation-is. Allc- 
Alleluia. lnia % 

d500ptL Matt. vii. 15. 21 At that time: 

Jesus said to /its disciples : Beware of false prophets, 
who come to you in the cloathing of sheep, but in- 
wardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits 
you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of 
thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree 
bringeth foi\h good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth 
forth evil fruit; A good tree cannot bring forth evil 
fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. 
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall 
be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Where- 
fore by their fruits you shall know them. Not every 
one that saith, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the 
kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of 
my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the 
kingdom of heaven. CREDO. 



VIII. SUNDAY AFTER i ENTECOST* 411 

OFFERTORY. Dan. iii. - \s a whole burnt- 
offering of rams and bulls and the isands of fat sheep, 
so let our sacrifice be this day I thy sight, that it 
may please thee : for there is no s .ame to those who 
put their trust in thee, O Lord* 

SECRET. O God, who in one perfect sacrifice 
hast united all the various sacrifices of the law; ac- 
cept from thy devout servants this sacrifice, and 
sanctify it by the like blessing, as thou didst the 
offering of Abel; that what each hath offered to 
thy divine Majesty, may avail to the salvation of all. 
Thro'. 

COMMUNION. P* XXX. Lend thine ear, 
make haste to rescue me. 

P. COMM. Tua w. Grant, O Lord, that the 
healing efficacy of these thy mysteries may, thro* 
thy mercy, free us from all our sins, and bring us to 
the practice of what is right. Thro'. 

VIII. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
1NTROIT.* Ps. xlvii. 

WE have received VUsccjji?nu!> Deus mi* 
thy mercy, O ^ sericordium tuwn iti 
God, in the midst of thy medio tcmpli tui : secun* 
temple: thy praise, like dum noinen tuum t ita ct 
thy name, is spread over laus tua in fines terra; 
the earth : thy right Justitia plena est dextcra 
hand is full of justice, tua. 
Ps. The Lord is great, Ps. Magnus Dominus 
and worthy ef praise in et laudabitis nimis : ' in 
the city of our God, on civitatc Dei nustri, in 
his holy mount. montc sancto ejus* 

V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT^ Largirc nobis. Grant us, O Lord, 
we beseech thee, the spirit of thinking and doing 
what is right, that we, who cannot even subsist 
without thee, may live according to thee. Thro', 
* Introitfor Candlemas -Day also. 
M m 2 



4* 2 VIJI. SUNDAY AFTER P^TCOST 

EPIST. jR.w/. viii% 12. Brethren : We arc deb- 
tors, not to tlie flesh, to live according to the flesh. 
For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die; 
but^ if by ihe* spirit you mortify the deeds of the 
flesh, you bh.il 1 live. For whosoever are led by 
the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For 
you have not received the spirit of bondage again 
in fear : but you have received the spirit of adop. 
tion of sons, whereby we cry : Abba, (Father.) 
For the Spirit himself giveth testimony to our spi- 
rit, that we are the sons of God. And if sons, 
heirs also : heirs indeed of God, and joint- heirs with 
Christ. 

GRAD. P.?. xxx. -Be to me a protecting God, 
and a place of n-fujze to save me. V. O God, on 
thee have I relied ; let me never, O Lord, be put to 
shame. Alleluia, A!!e uia. 

V. Great is the Lord, V ^Magnus Dominun, 
and greatly worthy of e t laudubttis raide^ in cm- 
praise, in the city of our tatt Dei nostn, in niunle 
God, on his holy mount- wucto ejus. 
Alleluia. Alleluia. 

(300p0L Luke xv!. i. 9. At that time : Jesus 
spoke to his disciples this parable ; There was a cer- 
tain rich man who had a steward : and the same 
was accused unto him, that he had wasted his 
goods. A lid he called him, and said to him ; How 
is it that 1 hear this of ihee ? give an account of thy 
stewardship- for now thou canst be steward no lon- 
gt r. Arid .d s,'.id within himself: What 

shall I uo, for my ion; tukeih away from me the 
tte\\aidship ? To dig I am not able ; to beg I am 
oshniTied. I know what I will do, that when I 
shall be put out of ?he stewardship, they may receive 
me I'IKO their houses. Therefore calling together 
every cue of i.is lord's debto.s, he said to the tint ; 
How much dost thou owe my lord ? But he said ; 
A hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him ; 



IX. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 413 

Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty? 
Then he said to another : And how much dost thou 
owe ? U'ho said :A hundred quarters of wheat* lie 
said to him take thy bill, and write eighty. And 
thr lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch 
as he had done wisely : for the children of this 
world are wiser in their generation, than the child- 
ren ot light- And I say to you : Make to yourselves 
friends of the mammon of iniquity, that when 
you shall rail, they may receive you into everlasting 
dwellings. CUE DO. 

OITERT. Ps. xvii. Thou wilt save the people 
that U humble, O Lord: and thou wilt humble 
the eyes of the proud ones: for who is God besides 
thee," O Lord. 

SECRET. Receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
the offerings we brm, which are the gifts of thine 
own bounty : that these most holy mysteries may, 
by the power of thy grace, make our conduct in 
this life holy, and bring us to those jo;s that will 
never end. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps xxxiii. Taste, and see, how sweet 
is the Lord: blessed is the man who putteth his 
trust in him. 

P. COMM. Sit jiobis. May this heavenly mys- 
tery, O Lord, renew us both in soul and body : that 
we may find in ourselves the effects of what we ce- 
leurate. Thro*. 

IX. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
LNTROIT. Ps. li. 

BEhold God is my T^CCE , : 'urat 

help: and the Lord *-* nit; c t 1 A> / ..'/<:' sus- 
is the support of my ccptor tst i; 
soul : turn the evil on my a'ccrfc tutda iui^ic-x .v/a/, 
enemies, and according ct tti i-tritufe >. ^. 
to thy promise destroy dlos prvtu'tyr wcus, 
them, O Lord, mv pro- mine. 
M in 



4T4 IX, SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

lector. Ps. Save me, O Ps. Deus, in nomine 
God, by thy name : and tuo salvum me fac ; et in 
by thy might deliver me. virtute tua libera inc. 

K Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Pateant t May the ears of thy 
mercy, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy sup- 
pliants: and, that they may succeed in their desires, 
make them ask those things that are agreeable to 
thee. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Cor. x. 6. 1 3, Brethren: Let us 
not covet evil things, as they also coveted. Neither 
become ye idolaters, as some of them : as it is 
written : " The people sat down to eat and drink, 
and rose up to play." Neither let us commit fornU 
cation, as some of them committed fornication, and 
there fell in one day three-and-twenty thousand. 
Neither let us tempt Christ: as some of them 
tempted, and perished by the serpents. Neither do 
you murmur: assomeof them murmured, and were 
destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things 
happened to them in figure : and they are written 
for our correction, upon whom the ends of the 
world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh 
himself to stand, take heed lest he fall. Let no 
temptation take hold on you but such as is human. 
And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be 
tempted above that which you are able : but will 
make also with temptation issue, that you may be 
able to bear it. 

GRAD. Ps. li. O Lord, our Lord, how won- 
derful is thy name over the whole earth ! V. For 
thy majesty is above the heavens. Alleluia, Alleluia, 

Ps. Rescue me, O my Ps. Eripe me de ini- 
God, from my enemies : micis' meis, Deus meus : 
and from those that rise et ab insurgent ibus in me, 
up against me, deliver libera me. Alleluia. 
me. Alleluia. 



X. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 415 

(E>0fpl. Luke xix. 41. 47. At that time : 
When he drew near Jerusalem, seeing the city, he 
wept over it, saying : if thou also hadtt known, and 
that in this thy day, the things that are for thy 
peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes. F 
the days shall come upon thee : and thy enemies 
shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee 
round, and straiten thee on every side, and beat 
thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are irt f 
thee : and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon 
a stone : because thou hast not known the time of 
thy visitation. And entering into the temple, he 
began to cast out them that sold therein, and them 
that bought. Saying to them; It is written: " My 
house is the house of prayer : but you have made 
it a den of thieves." And he was teaching daily in 
the temple. CREDO. 

OFFERT. P.s. xviii. The ordinances of the Lord 
are right, and gladden the heart; and his precepts 
are sweeter than honey and the honey-comb; and 
therefore doth thy servant observe them. 

SECRET. Grant us, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
frequently and worthily to celebrate these mysteries : 
for as many times as this commemorative sacrifice is 
celebrated, so often is the work of our redemption 
performed. Thro'. 

COMM. Joint vi. He that eateth my flesh, 
and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in 
him, saith the Lord. 

P. COMM. Tui nohis. May the participation of 
this thy sacrament, () Lord, we beseech thee, both 
purify us, and unite us. Thro'. 

X. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
1NTROIT. h. xlviii. P<. liv. 

WHEN I cried out, /~>t/M clamarem ad 
the Lord heard ^ Uwunum, eraudivit 



4? 6 X, tiUSDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

my complaint against voccm meant, ab his qu\ 
those that were coming appropiriquunt mihi : ct 
against me: and he that humiliavit cos, qui cut 
\vas before alh age?, and ante seccula, ct maud in 
\vili be forever, humbled (Cttrnnnr.jacta cogitatum 
them : cast thy care on tuum in JJumino, ct ipse 
the Lord, and he will feed te enutrict. 
thee. Ps. Hear, O God, t*s. Exaudi, Devr, ora- 
1)1}' pvajer, and despi>e tloncm mcam, et ne <ks- 
not my petition: look pc vcris deprecatiortem me- 
down upon me, and hear am : intcnrle wi/ri, et ex- 
me. V. Glory. tiudt me. V.Gloria. 

COLLECT'. DM*, qui.O God, who chiefly 
manifestest thy Aliir/igluy power in pardoning and 
shewing mercy, increase thy goodness towards us : 
that having recourse to thy promises, we may be 
partakers of thy heavenly blessing. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Cor. xii 2. ii. brethren: You 
know that, when you Were heathens, you went to 
dumb idols, according as you were led. Wherefore 
I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by 
the spirit of God, saith anathema to Jesus. And no 
man can say the Lord JCSUP, but by the Holy Ghost. 
Now there are diversities of graces, but the same 
spirit. And there are diversities of ministeries, but 
ihe same Lord. And there are diversities of opera- 
tions, but the same God who worketh all in all. 
I5ut the man if* station of the Spirit is given to every 
man unto profit. To one indeed, by the Spirit; is 
given the word of wisdom: and to another, the 
word of knowledge, according to the same spirit : 
to another, faith In the same spirit; to another, the 
irr^.ce of healing in one spirit : to another, the work- 
ing of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, 
tU^ discerning of spirits: to another, divers kinds of 
tongues: to another, interpretation of speeches. But 
in nil these thin.ir- one and the same spirit worketh, 
.n^ t r/w one according as he will. 



X. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 4 1 7 

GR AD. Ps. xvi. Guard me, O Lord, as the 
apple of thine eye: and protect me under the sha- 
dow of thy wings. l r . Let my cause be tried in thy 
presence : let my eyes see justice done. All el. 

V. A hymn is due to V. Te decet hymnus, 
thee, O God, in Sion : I>eu*, in Sion: tt tibi 
ana in Jerusalem shall a rcddetur votum in Jtrusa- 
vow he paid to thee. Itm. Alleluia. 
Alleluia. 

(EoSpeL Luke xviii. 9. 14- At that time i 
Jesus spake this parable to some who trusted in 
themselves as just, and despised others Two men 
went up into the temple to pray; the one was a 
Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee 
standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give 
thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extor- 
tioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. I 
fast twice in the week: I give tithes of all that I 
possess. And the publican standing afar off would 
jiot so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven : but 
struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me 
a sinner. I say to you, this man went down to his 
house justified rather than the other, because 
every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled; 
and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted. 
CREDO. 

Oh'RttlT, Ps. xxiv. -To thee, O Lord, have I 
raised up my soul: my God, I put my trust in 
thee, let me not be put to shame ; neither let my 
enemies scoff at me : for none that rely on thee, 
shall ever be confounded. 

SKCRET. May the sacrifice, we offer, OLord, 
be presented before thee; which thou hast ap- 
pointed to be offered in honour of thy name ; ^and at 
th<- same time become a remedy to us. Thro 

COMM. 7Y 1. Thou wilt accept a sacrifice of 
righteousness, oblations, and whole burnt-orferin^s 
on thy altar, O Lord. 



4*8 XI. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, 

P. COMM. Qu<esumus. We beseech thee, O 
Lord our God, that in thy mercy thou wouldst never 
deprive those of thy help, whom thou continually 
strengthenest by these divine mysteries. Thro'. 

XL SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTROIT. P*. Ixvii. 

GOD in his sanctuary: T\EUS in loco sancto 
God, who maketh "*~* suo: Deus qui in- 
brethren abide together habitare facit uncmimes 
in concord ; he will give in domo : ipse dabit vir- 
might and strength to tutem et fortitudinem 
his people. Ps. Let God plebi sua. 
arise, and his enemies Ps. Exurgat Deus, et 
shall be dispersed: and let dmipentur inimici ejus ; 
those that hate him, flee et fugiant qui oderunt 
before his face. V. Glory, eum a facie ejus. 

V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Omnipotens. O Almighty and eter- 
nal God, who, in the abundance of thy goodness, 
exceedest both the merits and requests of thy sup- 
pliants ; pour forth thy mercy upon us: and both 
pardon what our consciences dreadeth, and grant 
such blessings as we dare not presume to ask. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Cor. xv. i. 10. Brethren : I 
make known unto you the gospel which I preached 
to you, which also you have received, and wherein 
you stand, b) which also you are saved : if you hold 
fast after what manner I preached to you, unless 
you have believed in vain* For I delivered to you 
first of all, which I also received: how that Christ 
died for our sins according to the scriptures : and 
that he was buried, and that he rose again the third 
day according to the scriptures: and that he ^was 
seen by Cephas 5 and after that by the eleven. Then 
was he seen by more than five hundred brethren at 
once : of whom many remain until this present, and 



XT. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, 419 

some are fallen asleep. After that he was seen by 
James, then by all the apostles: and last of all, he 
was seen also by me, as by one born out of due 
time. 'For 1 am the least of the apostles, who am 
not worthy to be called an apostle, because I per- 
secuted the Church of God. But by the grace of 
God I am what I am j and his grace in me hath not 
been void. 

GRAD. P$ xxvii. My heart trusted in God, and 
I was relieved: and my body hath recovered its 
strength: and I will praise him with my whole 
heart. V. To thee, O Lord, have I cried out: be 
not silent, O my God, nor depart from me. Allel. 

V. Ps. Exult in God V. Ps. xix. Exultatt 
our hope; joyfully sing Deo adjutori nostro, jubi- 
to the God of Jacob: late Deo Jacob; sumite 
sing a hymn of joy upon psalmum jucundum cam 
the harp. Alleluia. cithara. Alleluia. 

C?0^pCU Mark vii. 3^. 37. At that time: 
Jesus going out of the coast of Tyre, he came by 
Sidon to the sea of Galilee through the midst of the 
coasts of Decapolis. And they bring to him one 
that was deaf and dumb : and they besought him to 
lay his hand upon him. And taking him aside from: 
the multitude, he put his fingers into his ears, and 
spitting, he touched his tongue ; and looking up to 
heaven, he groaned, and said to him ; Ephphetha, 
that is, Be opened. And immediately his ears were 
opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, 
and he spoke right. And he charged them that 
they should tell no man. But the more he charged 
them so much the more a great deal did they pub- 
lish it. And so much the more did they wonder, 
saying; He hath done all things well; he hath 
made both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak. 
CREDO. 

OFFERT. P/. xxix, I will extol thee, O Lord. 



420 XII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

because thou hast upholden me, and hast not grati- 
fied the desire of my enemies against me; Lord, I 
cried out to thee, and thou didst hear me. 

SECRET.* Look down, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, on our homage; that the offerings we make 
may be acceptable to thee, and a help to our weak- 
ness. Thro'. 

COMM. Prov. iii, Honour the Lord, out f 
thy substance, and with the first fruits of thy crops ; 
and thy barns shall be filled abundantly, and thy 
wine- presses shall overflow. 

P. COMM. Senliamus. May we receive, by the 
participation of these thy mysteries, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, help in body and mind : that in the 
salvation of both we may enjoy the Call eifect of 
this heavenly remedy. Thro*. 

XII. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
1NTROIT. Ps. Ixix. 

COME to my assist- T^EUS in adjutorium 
ance, O God : O ^-^ meum intcnde : DJ- 
Lord, make haste to mine, ad adju'Candurn ?/>e 
help me: let my ene- festina : confnudantur et 
mies who seek my soul, revereantur iuimici mei, 
be put to shame and qui qugrunt animam 
confusion* P.s'. Let them meum. 
be put to flight and Ps. Avertantur, rctror- 
shame, who conceive evil sum et crubcscant^ qui 
against me. cvgitant mihimald* 

V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Ownipotem. O A.I mighty and mer- 
ciful God, from whose gift it procee-leth that thy 
people worthily serve thee ; grant, we beseech 
thee, that we may run on, without stumbling, to 
the obtaining the effects of thy promises. Tb.ro'. 

EPISTLE. 2 Cor. iii, 4, <). Brethren ; We have 



XIK SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 42 

confidence through Christ towards God. Not that 
we are sufficient to think any thing of ourselves as of 
ourselves ; but our sufficiency is from God. ^ Who 
also hath made us fit ministers of the New Testa- 
ment, not in the letter but in the spirit. For the 
letter killeth : but the spirit giveth life. Now if the 
ministration of death, engraven with letters upon 
stones, was so glorious, that the children of Israel 
could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for 
the glory of his countenance, which is done away ; 
how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be ra- 
ther in glory? For if the ministration of condemna- 
tion be glory, much moreaboundeth the ministration 
of justice in glory. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxiil I will bless the Lord at all 
times: his praise shall ever be in my mouth. V. 
My soul shall glory in the Lord : let the meek hear 
and rejoice. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. O Lord, the God V. Donrine, Deus sa~ 
of my salvation, I have lutis mea ; in die cla 
cried out to thee day ntavi, et nocte cor am te. 
and night. Alleluia. Alleluia. 

0>0#pCl. Luke x. 23. 37. At that time: 
Jesus said to his disciples: Blessed are the eyes that 
see the things which you see. For \ say to you, 
thnt many prophets and kings have desired to seethe 
things that you see, and have not seen them ; and 
to hear the things that you hear, and .have not heard 
them. And behold a certain lawyer stood up, 
tempting him ; and saying: Master, what must I do 
to possess eternal life? But he said to him : What is 
written in the raw ? how readest thou ? He answer- 
ing, said : " Thou shalt love the Lord thy God 
with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and 
with all thy strength, and with all thy mind ; and 
thy neighbour as thyself." And he said to him : 
Thou hast answered right; this do and thou shalt live. 
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422 XII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus : and 
who is my neighbour ? But Jesus answering, said : 
A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jerico, 
and fell among robbers, who also stripped him, and 
having wounded him went away leaving him half 
dead. And it chanced that a certain priest went 
down the same way ; and seeing him, he passed by. 
Jn like manner also a levite, when he was near the 
place, and saw him, passed by. But a certain Sa- 
maritan being on his journey, came near him; and 
seeing him, was moved with compassion. And 
going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in 
oil and wine: and setting him upon his own beast 
brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And 
the next day he took out two pence, and gave to the 
host, and said ; Take care of him ; and whatsoever 
thou shalt spend over and above, [ at my return 
will repay thee. Which of these three in thy opinion 
was neighbour to him that fell among robbers ? But 
he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus 
said to him: Go, and do thou in likemanner.CREDo. 

OFFERT. Exod. xxxii. Moses prayed in the 
presence of the Lord his God, and said : Why, O 
Lord, art thou angry at thy people? Spare the wrath 
of thy soul : remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 
to whom thou didst swear to give a land flowing 
with rnilk and honey : and the Lord was appeased, 
and did not do the mischief he had threatened his 
people. 

SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, ont 
the offerings we lay on thy holy altar : that they 
may fye to the honour of thy name, by obtaining 
pardoii for us. Thro/ 

COMM. P.s ci The earth, O Lord, shall be 
filled with the fruits of thy works; that thou mayest 
bring forth bread from the earth, and wine may re- 
joice the heart of man : that his face may shine with 
oil, and bread may strengthen his heart- 



XIII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 423 

P. COMM. Vivificet. May the sacred parti ci pa* 
tion of these thy mysteries, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, give us life: and be to us both an expiation 
and protection. Thro'. 

XIII. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTROiT. Ps. Ixxiii. 

HAVE regard to thy Z)Espice, Domine, in 

covenant, O Lord, ** test amentum tuum, 

and abandon not the et animas pauper urn tuo- 

souls of thy poor; arise, rum ne dereltnquas in 

O Lord, judge thine fmem: exurge, Domine, 

own cause, and forget etjudica cauxam tuam, et 

not the cries of those ne vbli-oiscaris voces qua- 

who seek thee. Ps.Why, rentium te. 

God, hast thou cast Ps. Ut quid, Dcus t re* 
ps off to the end ? why pulisti in jinem : iratus 
is thy wrath kindled a- est furor tuns super ove$ 
gainst the sheep of thy pascua iu<z. 

pasture. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Omnipotent. O Almighty and eter- 
nal God, grant us an increase of faith, hope, and 
charity; and, that we may obtain what thou pro- 
misest, make us love what thou commandest.Thro*. 

EPISTLE. Gal. iii. 16. 22. Brethren: To 
Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. 
He saith not, and to his seeds, as of many: but as 
of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ. Now this 

1 say, that the testament which was confirmed by 
God, the law which was made after four hundred 
and thirty years, doth not disannul, or make the 
promise of no effect. For if the inheritance be of 
the law, it is no more of promise. But God gave 
it to Abraham by promise. Why then was the law ? 
It was set because of transgressions, until the seed 
should come, to whom he made the promise, being 
ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now 

Nai 



424 XIII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

a mediator is not of one ; but God is one. Was the 
law then against the promise of God ? God forbid. 
For if there had been a law given which could give 
life, verily justice should have been by the law. 
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that 
the promise by the faith of Jesus Christ might be 
given to them that believe. 

GRADUAL. Ps. Ixxii. Look down, O Lord, 
on thy covenant, and forget not for ever the souls of 
thy poor ones. V. Arise, O Lord, judge thy own 
cause : remember how thy servants are upbraided, 
Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. Thou, O Lord, art V. Domine, refugium 
our refuge from genera- factus es nobis a genera- 
tion to generation. Allel. 'tione et progenii. Allcl. 

(000p0U Lukexvii. n. 19. At that time: 
As Jesus was going to Jerusalem, he passed through 
the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he en- 
tered into a certain town, there met him ten men 
that were lepers, who stood a-far orlj and lifted up 
their voice, saying ; Jesus, master, have mercy on 
us. Whom when he saw he said : Go, shew your- 
selves to the priests. And it came to pass, that as 
they went, they were made clean. And one of them 
when he saw that he was, made clean, went back, 
and with a loud voice glorified God. And fell on 
his face before his feet, giving thanks : and this 
was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering, said : 
Were not ten made clean, and where are the nine ? 
There is no one found to return and give glory to 
God, but this stranger. And he said to him: Arise, 
go thy way j for thy faith hath male thee whole. 
CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xxxv. Tn thee have I put my 
trust, O Lord: thou art my God, and my lite is in 
thy hands. 

SECRET. Be thou propitious, O Lord, to thy 
people: and mercifully receive their offerings: that 



XIV. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 4^ 

being appeased thereby, thou mayest grant us par- 
don, and hear our requests. Thro'. 

COMM. THW. xvi Thou hast given us bread 

from heaven, O Lord, containing whatever is deli- 
cious and sweet. 

P. COMM. Xiuiipfis. May th.^se heavenly mys- 
teries, O Lord, which we have received, advance 
our eternal redemption. Thro'. 

XIV. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTR01T. 7^. Ixxxiii. 

BEhold us, O God, TpRntector nosfer aspice, 
our protector, and Dcus, et rcsjjice in 

look on the face of thy Jaciem Christi ti/i: guia 
Christ : for better is one mtlior e*t dies una in atriis 
day in thy courts than tuts super imlia. 
ages elsewhere. Ps.How Ps. Qtcam dilecta tabcr- 
lovely are thy tabernacles, nacida tuu, Domine vir- 
O Lord oi hosts! My tutum ! Concupiscit) et 
soul longeth and tainteth deficit atiima mca in atria 
arter the courts of the IJowini. 
Lord. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Custodi. Preserve, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, thy Church by thy constant mercy ; 
and since our weak, mortality is continually tailing 
without thy assistance, may thy grace withdraw it 
from what is hurtful, and direct it in the ways of 
salvation. Thro*. 

EPISTLE. Gal.v 16. 24..-.Brethreni Walk 
in the spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lusts of the 
flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the spirit > and 
the spirit against the flesh: for these are contrary 
one to another : so that you do not the things that 
you would. But if you are led by the spirit, you 
are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh 
are manifest, which are, fornication, uncleanness, 
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4^6 XIV. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

immodesty, luxury, idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, 
contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensi- 
ons, sects, envy, murders, drunkenness, revellings, 
and such like.. Of the which I foretell you, as 
1 have foretold to yon, that they who do such things 
shall not obtain the kingdom of God. But the fruit 
of the Spirit is charity, joy, peace, patience, be. 
nignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, feith p 
modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there 
is no law. And they that are Christ's, have cruci- 
fied their flesh with the vices and concupiscences. 

GRAD. Ps. cxvii. It is better to trust in the 
Lord, than to trust in man. V. It is better to hope 
in the Lord, than to hope in princes- Alleluia. 

V. Come let us rejoice V. Vtnite, exultemus 
iti the Lord; let us joy- Domino; jubilemn* Deo 
fully sing to God our Sa- Salutarl nostro. Alleluia. 
viour. Alleluia. 



Matt. vi. 24. 33. At that timei 
Jesus said to his disciples: No man can serve two 
masters. For either he will hate the one, and love 
the other: or he will hold to the one, and despise 
the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 
Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your 
life, what you shall eat, nor for your bodv, what 
you shall put on. Is not the life more than the 
meat, and the body more than the raiment ? Behold 
the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do 
they reap, nr gather into barns: yet your heavenly 
Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more 
value than they? Aad which of you, by taking 
thought, can add to his stature one cubit ? And for 
raiment why are you solicitous ? Consider the lilies 
of the field how they grow : they labour net, nei 
ther do they spin. And yet I say to you, that not 
even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one 
of these. Now if God so clothe the grass of the 
field, which is to-day, and to-morrow is cast 



XV. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 4:7 

into the oven, how much more you, O ye of 
little faith. Be not solicitous therefore, saying, 
what shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or 
wherewith shall we be cloathed? For after all these 
things do the heathens seek. For your Father 
knoweth that you have need of all these things. 
Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his 
justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. 
CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xxxiii. The angel of the Lord 
will guard, on every side, those who fear him, 
and he will rescue them: taste and see how sweet 
the Lord is. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
that this victim of salvation may both cleanse us 
from our sins, and render thy Majesty propitious to 
us. Thro'. 

COMM. Matt, vi. Seek first the kingdom of 
God, and al! these things shall be given to you over 
and above, saith the Lord. 

P. COMM. Purificent. May these thy mys- 
teries, O God, continually purify us and strengthen 
us; and procure us eternal salvation. Thro'. 

XV. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTROIT. Ps. Ixxxv. 

ATTEND to me, O JNCLIX^.Dowine^v. 

Lord, and hear me: -* rein tuwn <ul me, </ 

save thy servant, O my cxaudi nic : SU/THM fac 

God, who hopeth in serritm tuun^ Dr.u* mcvit, 

thee: have mercy on me, spcrantew in ie, : ////- 

Lord, for to thee have wihi, J)<wiinr, quoniaw 

1 cried out the whole ad ft claiuuvi iot<t (in . 
day. Ps. Gladden the Ps. Lattjica anhnaw 
soul of thv servant : for ser-ci lui : qu'w ad tf t 
to thee, O Lord, have Donrinc, Icvuri at.. 

1 lifted up my soul. T. mtum* V, G'uriu. 
Glory. 



423 XV. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

COLLECT. Ecclesiam. May thy continual mer- 
cy purity and defend thy church . and since without 
thee it cannot be safe, may it always be directed by 
the influence ofjhy grace. Thro*. 

EPISTLE. Gal. v. 25. vi. i. 10. Brethren: 
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spi- 
rit. Let us not be made desirous ot vain-glory, 
provoking one another, envying one another. 
(Chap, vi.) Brethren, if a man be overtaken by any 
fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in 
the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest tliou 
also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens; 
and so ye shall fulfil the law of Christ- For if any 
man think himself to be something, whereas he 
is nothing, he deceueth himself. But let every 
one prove his own work, and so he shall have glory 
in himself only, and not in another. For every one 
shall bear his own burden. And let him, that is 
instructed in the word, communicate to him, that 
instructeth him, in all good things. Be not de- 
ceived. God is not mocked. For what things a 
man shall sow, those also shall he reap. For he 
that soweth in his flesh, of the flesh also shall reap 
corruption. But he, that soweth in the spirit, of 
the spirit shall reap life everlasting. And in do- 
ing good, let us not fail. For in due time we 
shall reap not failing. Therefore, whilst we have 
time, let us work ^ood to all men, but especially to 
those who are ot the household or the faith. 

GR AD. .P*. xci- It is good to praise the Lord : 
and 10 sing to thy name, O ihou the Must High. V. 
To publish thy mercy in the morning, and thy sure 
promise at midnight. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. For the Lord is the V. Quoiuam iJem mag. 
great God, and the great nus Dominus, et Rex 
King over all the earth, magnus super omtiem tcr* 
Alk-luia. ram. Alleluia. 

Luke vii. seep. 202. 



XVI. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 4*1 

OFFERT. Ps. xxxix. i have patiently waited 
for the Lord, and he hath looked down upon me: 
he hath heard my prayer, ami put a new canticle iii 
niy mouth ; a hymn to our God. 

SECRET. May thy mysteries, O Lord, preserve 
us, and always defend us against the attacks of the 
devil. 

COMM. Johnvl The bread which I will give 
is my flesh for the life of the world. 

P, COMM. Mcntts. May the efficacy of these 
divine mysteries, O Lord, possess both our souls 
and bodies ; that their effects, not our own sen- 
suality, may always take the lead in us. Thro*. 

XVI. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTROIT. Ps.lxxxv. 

HAVE mercy on me, Jl/flscrcre mihi, Domi- 
OLord, for tothee *"-* ?/e, quoniam ud te 
have 1 cried out all the clumari tulu die: quia tu 9 
day ; for thou, O Lord, Domiue, suavis ac mitis 
art sweet and mild, and cs, ct copiusus in miseri- 
plenteous in merry to all cordia oumibus invocant i* 
who call on thee. Ps. te tc. 
Bend thine ear to me, Ps. Inclhia, Domine 9 
O Lord, and liear me: anrcm titaw mihi, tt ex~ 
ior I am needy and poor, audi me: quoniam inops et 
1. Glorv. pauper sum ego. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Tua TKW. May thy grace, O Lord, 
always prevent and lollow us ; and make us con- 
stantly /ealous in the practice of good works. Thro.' 

EPIST. E/ihes. iii. 13. ti.^&rcthreh: 1 pray 
you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which is 
your glory. For this cause I bow my knee to tne 
Father of our Lord J. Christ, of whom all paternity 
in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant 
you, according to the riches of his glory, to be 
strengthened with might by his Spirit unto the in- 



43 XVI. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, 

ward man. That Christ may dwell by faith in your 
hearts ; that being rooted and founded in chanty, you 
may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what 
is the breadth and length, and height and depth, to 
know also ihe charity of Christ, which surpassed! all 
knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the ful- 
ness of God. Now to him who is able to do all 
things more abundantly than we desire or under- 
stand, according to the power that worketh in us ; 
to him be glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus, 
unto all generations world without end. Amen. 

GRAD. Ps. ci. - The Gentiles, O Lord, shall 
fear thy name, and all the kings of the earth thy 
glory. V For the Lord has built up Sion : and he 
shall be there seen in his glory. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. Sing to the Lord a V. Cantate Domino 
new song 5 for the Lord canticum ntroum : quia 
hath done wonderful mirabilia fecit Dominus. 
things. Alleluia. Alleluia. 

dJOgfptl* Luke xiv. i. n At that time: 

When Jesus went into the house of one of the chief ot 
the Pharisees on the Sabbath-day to eat bread, they 
watched him. And behold there was a certain man 
before him that had the dropsy. And Jesus an- 
swering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying; 
Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath-day ? But they 
held their peace. But he taking him, healed him t 
and sent him away. And answering them, he said ; 
Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a 
pit; and will not immediately draw him out on the 
Sabbath-day ? And they could not answer him to 
these things. And he spoke a parable also to them 
that were invited, marking how they chose the first 
seats at the table, saying to them : When thou art 
invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, 
lest perhaps one more honourable than thou be in. 
vited by him ; and he that invited thee and him, 
come and say to thee, Give this man place: and 



XVII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 431 

then thou begin with shame totake the lowest place. 
But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the low- 
est place : and when he who invited thee cometh, 
he may say to thee, Friend, go up higher. Then 
shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table 
with thee : because every one that exalteth himself, 
shall be humbled : and he that humbleth himself, 
shall be exalted. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xxxix. Look down, O Lord, to 
help me : let them be put to confusion and shame, 
who seek to take away my life : look down, O Lord, 
to help me. 

SECRET. Cleanse us, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
by the efficacy of this sacrifice : and by thy mercy 
make us worthy to partake thereof. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. Ixx 1 will remember thy justice 

alone, OLord: O God, thou hast instructed me 
from my youth : abandon not me in my old age, 
and at the end of n;y life. 

P. COMM. Pz/r//7<-a.---'Mercifully, OLord, we 
beseech thee, purify our souls, and renew them by 
these holy m\ steries; that we may receive help there- 
by, both while we are in these mortal bodies and 
hereafter. Thro'. 

XVII. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 

1NTROIT. Ps. cxviii. 

pHOU art just, O Lord, TUSTUS es, Damine, et 
* and thy judgments rectum judicium tnum: 
are right: deal with thy fac cum servo tuo secun- 
servant according to thy dum ntHericorduum tuum. 
mercy. Ps. Blessed are Ps. Beati immaculati in 
the undefiled in the way: via : qui ambulant in lege 
who walk in the lw of Domini. 
the Lord. V. Glory. V.Gloria. 

COLLECT. Da, qn&sumus. Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, that thy people may avoid all conta- 



4j2 XVII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

gion of the devil: and with a clean heart follow 
thee, the only true God. Thro'. 

EPISTLE^ Ephcs. iv. i. 6 Brethren: I who 
am a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you 
walk worthy of the vocation in which you are call- 
ed. With all humility and mildness, with patience, 
supporting one another in charity, Careful to keep 
the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One 
body and one spirit: as you are called in one hope 
of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. 
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and 
through all, and in us all, who is blessed for ever 
more. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxii. Blessed is the nation that 
hath the Lord for its God : the people whom he 
hath chosen for his inheritance. V. By the word of 
the Lord, and the breath of his mouth, were the hea- 
vens formed, and the whole host thereof. Alleluia. 

Ps. O Lord, hear my Ps. Domine, exaudi 
prayer, and let my cry orationem meam, et clamor 
come unto thee. Alle- wens ad te perveaiat. 
luia. Alleluia. 

(BO^ptU Matt. xxii. 35.46 At that time: 
The Pharisees came to Jesus; And one of them, a 
doctor of the law, asked him, tempting him : Mas- 
ter, which is tfie great commandment of the law ? 
Jesus said to him : Thou shaft love the Lord (hy God 
with thy whole heart 9 a))d with thy whole soul, and 
with thy whale mind. This is the greatest and trie 
first commandment: and the second is like this: 
u shalt love thy neighbour 6-9 thyself. On these 
two commandments dependeth the whole law and 
the prophets. And the Pharisees being gathered to- 
gether, Jesus asked them, saying: What think you 
of Christ ? whose son is he? They say to him : Da- 
vid's. Hesaith to them: How then doth David in 
spirit call him Lord, saying; The Lord said to ivy 
Lord, sit on wii right hand until I make thy enemies 



WEDNESDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 

thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how i* 
he his son ? And no man was able to answer him 
a word; neither durst any man from that day forth 
ask him any more qutstions. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Dan. ix I Daniel prayed unto my 
God, saying: Hear, O Lord, the prayers of thy ser- 
vant : look favourably on thy sanctuary; and mer- 
cifully look down upon this thy people, who are 
called by thy name, O God. 

SECRET. We humbly beseech thy Majesty, O 
Lord, that the sacred m vsteries we celebrate may 
cleanse us from all past oftences, and from those we 
may hereafter be guilty of. Thro*. 

COMM. P*. Ixxv. Make your vows, and per- 
form them to the Lord your God, all you who 
bring offerings around his altar: to him, who is the 
awful One; to him, who taketh away the breath of 
princes: to him, who is awful to all the kings of 
the earth. 

P. CO MM. Snncfijicationibus.' May our vic<"? 
be cured, O almighty God ! and an eternal remedy 
procured for us by these sacred mysteries. Thro'. 

EMBER-WEEK IN SEPTEMBER. 

WEDNESDAY. 

INTRO1T. Ps. lx\x.~-.Exult in God our help, 
joyfully sing to the God of Jacob : take the pleasing 
psaltery and harp; sound the trumpet in the begin- 
ning of the month, for it is an ordinance in Israel, 
and a precept of the God of Jacob. Ps. He gave 
the commandment to Joseph, when he came out of 
the land of Egypt; he heard a tongue he knew not. 
T. Glory. 

After the Kyrie eleison, ix said, 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 
I. COLLECT. Mttmcof<&r-~-Mky our weakness, 
(> Lord, we beseech thee, be supported bv the relief 
II mercy; that as we are continually decaying 
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434 WEDNESDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 

by our own nature, we may be strengthened by thy 
goodness. Thro'. 

T. LESSON. Amosix. 13. Thus saitk the Lord 
God : Behold the days come, when the ploughman 
shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes 
him that soweth seed ; and the mountains shall drop 
sweetness, and every hill shall be tilled. And I will 
bring back the captivity of my people Israel ; and 
they shall build the abandoned cities, and inhabit 
them ; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the 
wine of them; and shall make gardens, and eat the 
fruits of them. And I will plant them upon their own 
land ; and I will no more pluck them out of their land, 
which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God. 

GRAD. Ps. cxii. Who is like the Lord our 
God, who dwellest on high; and looketh down on 
what is below in heaven and on earth ? V. Who rais- 
eth from the earth the needy one; and the poor one 
from the dunghill. 

II. COLLECT. Pr&star Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, the humble request of thy family ; 
that whilst they observe abstinence from bodily food, 
their souls may fast from sin. Thro'. 

Here is said the II. and III. Collects, as p. xx. 

II. LESSON. 2 Esdr. viii. i. 10. In those days; 
All the people were gathered together as one man, 
in the street which is before the water gate, and they 
spoke to Esdras the scribe, to bring the book of the 
law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to 
Israel. Then Esdras the priest brought the law be- 
fore the multitude of women, and all those that could 
understand, on the first day of the beventh month. 
And he read it plainly in the street that was before 
the water gate, from the morning until mid-day, be- 
fore the men and the women, and all those that 
could understand. And the ears of all the people 
were attentive to the book. And Esdras the scribe 
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upon. And he opened the book before all the peo- 
ple, for he was above all the people; and when he 
had opened it, all the people stood. And Esdras 
blessed the Lord the great God : and all the people 
answered: Amen, amen; lifting up their hands. 
And they bowed down, with their faces to the 
ground. Now the Levites made silence among the 
people to hear the law ; and the people stood in 
their place. And they read in the hook of the law 
of God distinctly and plainly to be understood; and 
they understood when it was read. And Nehemias, 
and Esdras the priest and scribe, and the Levites who 
interpreted to all the people, said : This is a holy 
day to the Lord our God, do not mourn, nor weep. 
For all the people wept when they heard the words 
of the law. And he said to them: Go, eat fat 
meats, and drink sweet wine, and send portions to 
them that have not prepared for themselves ; because 
it is the holy day ot the Lord, and be not sad, for the 
joy of the Lord'is our strength. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxii. Blessed is the nation, whose 
God is the Lord; the people, whom the Lord hath 
chosen for his inheritance. V. The heavens were 
formed by the word of the Lord, and by the breath 
of his mouth the whole host thereof. 

(000pl. Mark ix. 16. At that time : One of 
the multitude speaking to Jesus, said : Master, I have 
brought to thee my son, who hath a dumb spirit, 
and wheresoever he taketh him, he dasheth him, and 
he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth 
away ; and I spoke to thy disciples to cast him out, 
and they could not. And Jesus answering them, 
said: O incredulous generation, how long shall I be 
with you ? how long shall I suffer you ? bring him 
to me. And they brought him. And when he had 
seen him, immediately the spirit troubled him; and 
being thrown down upom the ground, he rolled 
about foaming. And he asked his father; How 
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4jb WEDNESDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 

long is it since this hath happened unto him ? But 
lie said, From his infancy : and oftentimes hath he 
cast him into the fire, and into waters, to destroy 
him. But if tKou canst do any thing, have compas- 
sion on us, and help us. And Jesus saith to him : If 
thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that 
believeth. And immediately the Father of the boy 
crying out, with tears said ; I do believe, Lord : help 
thou my unbelief. And when Jesus saw the multi- 
tude running together, he threatened the unclean 
spirit, saying to him ; Thou deaf and dumb spirit, 1 
command thee, go out of him; and enter no more 
into him. And crying out, and greatly tearing him, 
he vvent out of him, and he became as one dead j 
insomuch that many said: He is dead. But Jesus 
taking him by the hand, lifted him up; and he 
arose. And when he was come into the house, his 
disciples asked him privately : Why could not we 
cast him out? And he said to them : This kind can 
go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxvii I will meditate on thy 
commandments, which I have loved exceedingly ; 
and I will put forth my hands to thy command- 
ments, which I have loved. 

SECRET. May this oblation, O Lord, we be. 
seech thee, cleanse away our sins; and sanctify both 
the bodies and souls of thy servants for the celebrat- 
ing of this sacrifice. Thro'. 

CO AIM. 2 Esdr, viii. Eat your fat meats, and 
drink your sweet wine, and send some to those who 
have not prepared any for themselves; for this is a 
holy day of the Lord, be not therefore sad j for to 
rejoice in the Lord is our strength. 

P. COMM. Sumentes. Having received, O 

Lord, these heavenly gifts, we humbly beseech thee, 
that what by thy mercy we celebrate with due ho* 
mage, we may also receive with dispositions worthy 
of thy presents. Thro*. 



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FRIDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 

INTROiT. Ps. civ. Let the hearts of thos? 
\vho seek the Lord, rejoice: seek the Lord, and b? 
strengthens d ; for ever seek his presence. Ps. Praise 
the Lord, and call upon his name 5 publish his works 
among the Gentiles V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Prasta. Grant, we beseech thee, 

Almighty God, that whilst with >early devotion 
we keep these holy appointed times, we may be 
well-pleasing to thee in body and mind. Thro'. 

LESSON. Osee xiv. 2. Thus saith the Lord: 
Return, O Israel, to the Lord thy God ; for them hast 
fallen down by thy iniquity. Take with you words, 
and return to the Lord, and say to him : Take away 
all iniquity, and receive the good j and we will ren- 
der the calves of our lips. Assyria shall not save us, 
we will not ride upon horses, neither will we say any 
more: the works of our hands are our gods; for 
thou wilt have mercy on the fatherless that is in thee. 

1 will heal their breaches, I will love them freely; 
for my wrath is turntd away from them. 1 will be 
as the dew, Israel shall spring as the lily, and his 
root shall shoot forth as that of Libanus. His 
branches shall spread, and his glory shall be as the 
olive-tree ; and his smeil as that of Libanus. They 
shall be converted that sit under his shadow; they 
shall live upon wheat, and they shall blossom as a 
vine: his memorial shall be as ihe wine of Libanus. 
Kphraim shall say, What have I to do any more with 
idols ? 1 will hear him, and 1 will make him flourish 
like a green fir-tree: from me is thy fruit found. 
M ho is wise, and he shall understand these tilings ? 
prudent, and he shall know these things?-. -For ihe 
ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk 
in them; but the transgressors shall fail in them. 

GRAD. />;. Kxx.x Turn to us, O Lord, a 

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while, and hear thy servants. F. Thou, O Lord, 

hast been our refuge from generation to generation. 

d>Q#pl.. Xw/cevii. 36. 50* as in p. 221. 

OFFERT. -Ps. cii.Bless the Lord, O my soul, 
and forget not all that he hath done for thee: and 
thy youth shall be renewed like the eagle. 

SECRKT. May the sacrifice we offer on this 
fast, O Lord, we beseech thee, be well-pleasing to 
thee; that cleansing away our sins, it may make us 
worthy of thy grace, and bring us to thy eternal 
promises. Thro*. 

COMM. Ps. cxviii Take from me reproach 

and contempt, for I have sought thy ordinances, O 
Lord - 9 and thy law is my study. 

P. COMM. Quasumus. -We beseech thee, O 
almighty God, that while we return thee thanks for 
what we have received, we may receive those bless- 
ings, which are still greater. Thro'. 

SATURDAY IN EMBER- WEEK. 

1NTROIT. Ps. xciv. Come let us adore God, 
let us fall prostrate before the Lord, let us weep in 
the presence of him, who made us; for he is the 
Lord our God. Ps. Let us exult before the Lord j 
let us joyfully sing to God our Saviour. V. Glory. 

After the Kyrie eleison, is said, 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down R. Stand up again. 

I. COLLECT. O almighty and everlasting God, 
who, by a wholesome abstinence, healest both body 
and soul; we humbly beseech thy Majesty, that, be- 
ing appeased by our prayers and fasts, thou mayest 
grant us present and future help. Thro'. 

I. LESSON. Lev. xxiii. -26. In those days : The 
Lord spake to Moses saying ; Upon the tenth day of 
the seventh month shall be the day of atonement j 
it shall be most solemn, and shall be called holy : 
and you shall afflict your souls on that day, and 
shall offer a holocaust to the Lord. You shall do no 



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servile^work in the time of this day ; because it is a 
day of propitiation, that the Lord our God may be 
merciful unto you. Every soul that is not afflicted 
on this day, shall perish from among his people: 
and every soul that shall do any work, the same will 
I destroy from among his people. You shall do no 
work, therefore on that day : it shall be an everlast- 
ing ordinance unto -you in all your generations and 
dwellings. It is a Sabbath of rest, and you shall af- 
flict your souls, beginning on the ninth day of the 
month : from evening until evening you shall cele- 
brate your Sabbaths, saith the Lord Almighty. . 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxviii Pardon us, O Lord, our 

sins: never let the Gentiles say ; Where is now their 
God ? V. Help us, O God our Saviour; and deli- 
ver ns for the honour of thy own name, O Lord. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. Ju Stand up again. 

II. COLLECT. .Dane's.- Grant, we beseecb 
thee, O almighty God, that by fasting we may be 
filled with thy grace;, and by abstinence become 
stronger than all our enemies. Thro'. 

II. LESSON. Lev. xxiii. 39. 4^. In those days : 
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: From the fifteenth 
day of the seventh month, when you shall have ga- 
thered in all the fruits of your land, you shall cele- 
brate the feast of the Lord seven days, on the first 
day and the eighth shall be a Sabbath, that is a day 
of rest. And you shall take to you on the first day 
the fruits of the fairest tree, and branches of palm- 
trees, and boughs of thick trees, and willows of the 
brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your 
God. And you shall keep the solemnity thereof 
seven days in the year. It shall be an everlasting or- 
dinance in your generations. In the seventh month 
shall you celebrate this feast. And you shall dwell 
in bowers seven days, every one that is of the race of 
Israel, shall dwell in tabernacles : that your poste- 
rity may know that I made the children of Israel to 



440 SATURDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 

dwell in tabernacles, when I brought them out of 
the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God. 

GR AD. Pi, Ixxxiii. Look, O God, our Protec- 
tor, look down on thy servants. V. Lord God of 
Hosts, hear the'prayers of thy servants. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. 11. Stand up again. 

111. COLLECT. Tuerc. Defend, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, thy family ; that by thy bounty, we 
may obtain those helps of salvation, which, by thy 
inspiration, we seek after. Thro\ 

III. LESSON. Micheas vii. 14. O Lord our 
God: Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of 
thy inheritance, them that dwell alone in the fo- 
rest, according to the days of old. The nations 
shall se'e, and shall be confounded at all their 
strength. Who is a God like to thee, who takest 
away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant 
of thy inheritance ? he will send his fury in no 
more, because he delighteth in mercy, He will 
turn again and have mercy on us: he will put away 
our iniquities; and he will cast all our sins into the 
bottom of the sea. Thou wilt perform the truth 
to Jacob, thy mercy to Abraham : which thou hast 
sworn to our fathers, from the days of old, O Lord 
our God. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxxix. -Turn to us, O Lord, a 
while, and hear thy servants. V. Thou, O Lord, 
hast been our refuge from generation to generation. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 

IV. COLLECT. Prvertfl.- Grant, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, that we may so abstain from corpo- 
real food, as to fast from all tho:>e vices {hat attack 
us. Thro*. 

IV. LESSON. Zach. viii. 14 -Zu those days: 
The tcord of the Lord came to me, saying ; Thus saith 
the Lord of Hosts: As I purposed to afflict you, 
when your fathers had provoked me to wrath, and 
] had no mercy : so, turning again, 1 have thought 



SATURDAY IN EMBER-WEEK. 44* 

in these days to do good to the house of Juda, and 
Jerusalem ; fear not. These then are the things 
which you shall do ; Speak ye truth every one to 
his neighbour; judge ye truth and judgment ot 
peace in your gates. And let none of you imagine 
eril in your hearts against his friend ; and love not 
a false oath : for all these are the things that I hate, 
saith the Lord. And the word of the Lord of Hosts 
came to me, saying : Thus saith the Lord of Hosts: 
The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the 
fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the 
tenth, shall be to the house of Juda, joy, and glad- 
ness, and great solemnities; only love ye truth and 
peace, saith the. Lord of Hosts. 

GRAD. Ps. cxl. Let my prayer, O Lord, as- 
cend like incense "m thy sight, F/And let the lift- 
ing up of my hands be an evening sacrifice. 
Let us pray. Let us kneel down. R. Stand up again. 
V. COLLECT. Ut wo&w.As it is by thy grace, 
O Lord, we render thee the tribute of this solemn 
fast; so grant us, we beseech thee, the favour of thy 
mercy and pardon. Thro'. 

V. LESSON. Dan. iii. 49. In those days : The 
angel of the Lord went down with Azarias and his 
companions into the furnace; ami he drove the 
flame of the fire out of the furnace, and made the 
midst of the furnace like the blowing of a wind 
bringing dew, and the fire touched them not at al!, 
nor troubled them, nor did them any harm. Then 
these three, as with one mouth, praised and glori- 
fied, and blessc-d God in the furnace, saying : 
Here follow the Canticle and VI. Collect, pp. 66, 67, 

with t he Collect, A cunctis, p xx. 
EPISTLE. Ilcb. ix. 2. 12. Brethren: There 
Was a tabernacle made the first, wherein were the 
candlesticks, and the table, and the setting forth of 
loaves, which is called the Holy. And after the 
second veil, the tabernacle, \\hich is called the 
Vlo\y of Holies; having the golden censer, and the 



44* SATURDAY IN EMBER- WEEK. 

ark of the covenant covered about on every part with 
gold, in which was the golden pot that had manna, 
and the rod of Aaron that had blossomed, and the 
tables of the covenant; and over it were the cheru- 
bims of glory over shadowing the propitiatory: of 
which it is not needful to speak now particularly. 
Now these things being thus ordered ; into the first 
tabernacle the priests indeed always entered, accom- 
plishing the offices of sacrifices. But into the se- 
cond, the high-priest alone, once a year ; not 
without blood, which he ofFereth for his own, and 
the people's ignorance : the Holy Ghost signifying 
this, that the way into the Holies was not yet made 
manifest, whilst the former tabernacle was yet 
standing. Which is a parable of the time then pre- 
sent: according to which gifts and sacrifices are of- 
fered, which cannot, as to conscience, make him 
perfect that serveth, only in meats and drinks, and 
divers washings, and justices of the flesh, laid on 
them until the time of correction. But Christ be- 
ing come a high-priest of the good things to come, 
by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made 
with hands, that is, not of this creation : neither by 
the blood of goats, or of calves, but by his own 
blood, entered once into the Holies, having obtained 
eternal redemption, 

TRACT. Ps. cxvi. Praise the Lord all ye 
nations ; praise him all ye people: for his mercy is '. 
confirmed upon us j and the truth of the Lord re- 
main eth for ever. 



U Lukexiu. 6. 1.7. At that time : 
Jems spoke to the multitude this parable: A certain 
man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he 
came seeking fruit on it, and found none. And he 
. said to the dresser of the vineyard : Behold these 
three years I come seeking fruit on this fig- tree, and 
I find none. Cut it down therefore ; why cumbereth 
It the ground? But he answering, said to himf: 



SATURDAY IN EMBER-W1EK. 443 

Lord, let it alone this year also until I dig about it, 
and dung it. And if happily it bear fruit; but if 
not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. And 
he was teaching in their synagogue on the Sabbath. 
And behold there was a woman who had a spirit of 
infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed toge- 
ther, and could not look upwards at all. And 
when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said 
to her : Woman, thou art delivered from thy infir- 
mity. And he laid his hands upon her, and imme- 
diately she was made straight, and glorified God. 
And '(he ruler of the synagogue (being angry that 
Jesus had healed on the Sabbath) answering, said 
to the multitude: There are six, days wherein you 
ought to work. In them therefore come, and be 
healed, and not on the Sabbath-day. And the Lord 
answering him, said: Ye hypocrites, doth not 
every one of you on the Sabbath-day loose his ox 
or his ass from the manger, and lead them to water? 
And ought not this daughter of Abraham, whom 
Satan had bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loos- 
ed from this bond on the Sabbath-day ? And when 
he said these things, all his adversaries were asham- 
ed : and all the people rejoiced for all the things 
that were gloriously done by him, 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixxxiii. O Lord God of my sal. 
vation, I have cried out in thy presence day and 
night: let my prayer, O Lord, come before thee. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty 
God, that the offerings presented before the eyes of 
thy Majesty, may obtain for us the grace of devo- 
tion, and everlasting life. Thro'. 

COMM. Lev. xxiii. Tn the seventh month you 
shall keep feasts, because I made the children of 
Israel dwell in tents, when I brought them out of 
the land of Egypt : I am the Lord your God, 

P. COMM, Ptrjlciant, May thy sacraments, O 
Lord, effect in us what they contain : that we may 



444 XVHI, SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST^ 

enjoy in reality what we now celebrate in represen- 
tation. Thro'. 

XV11L' SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTR01T. Eccles. xxxvi. 

GIVE peace, O Lord, T)A poccm 9 Domine, 
to those who pati- *^ smtinentibus te, ut 
ently wait for thee, that prophets tui fideles iitve* 
thy prophets may be niantur : exaudi prices 
found faithful : hear the servi tui, et plcbis tua h- 
prayers of thy servant, rael. 
and of thy people Israel, Ps. Lalatus sum in 
Ps. I rejoiced at what his qua did a sunt mild : 
had been told me : we in domum Domini ibi- 
are to go up to the house W/MS. 
of the Lord. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT, Dirigut. May the influence of thy 
mercy, O Lord, direct our souls: for without thy 
help we can do nothing well pleasing to thee.Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Cor. i. 4. 8.- -brethren: I give 
thanks to my God always for you, for the grace of 
God, that is given you in Christ Jesus; that in all 
things you are made rich in him, and in all utter- 
ance, and in nil knowledge, as the testimony of 
Christ was confirmed to you. So that nothing is 
wanting to you in any grace, waiting for the mani- 
festation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who also will 
confirm you unto the end without crime, in the 
day of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

GRAD. Ps. cxxi.I rejoiced at what hath been 
told me: we are to go up to the house of the Lord. 
V. May peace be on thy ramparts, and plenty with, 
in thy walls. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

K. The Gentiles shall V. Timcbitnt Gentcsrio- 
fear thy name, O Lord ; men tvum, Dovdnc ; et 
and all the kings of onines Regcs terra glori- 
the earth thy glory. Al- am tuam. Alleluia. 
leluia. 



XIX. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 445 

Matt. ix. i. 9. At that Lime : Jesus 
entering into a boar, he passed over the water and 
came into his own city. And behold they brought 
to him one sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And 
Jesus seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the 
palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven 
thee. And behold some of the Scribes said within, 
themselves.; He blasphemeth. And Jesus seeing 
their thoughts, said; Why do you think evils in your 
hearts? Whether is it easier to say, Thy sins are 
forgiven thee : or to say, Arise and walk. But 
that you may know that the Son of Man hath 
power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the 
man sick of the palsy) Arise, take up thy bed, and 
go into thy house. And he arose and went into his 
house. And the multitudes seeing it, feared, and 
glorified God that gave such power to men. CREDO, 

Oi'T'EUT. Exod. xxiv. Moses consecrated an. 
altar to the Lord, offering whole burnt-offerings 
thereon, and slaying victims : he made an evening 
sacrifice-; for a sweet odour to the Lord God ia the 
sight of the children of Israel. 

SIX' RET. OGod, who by the participation of 
this august sacrifice makest us partakers of the one 
supreme divine nature: grant, we beseech thee> 
that as we know thy truth, so we may shew it by a 
worthy conduct of life. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xci. Take with you offerings, and 
enter his courts: adore the Lord in his holy place. 

P. COMM. Gratwt.Being fed, O Lord, with 
this holy sacrifice, we give thee thanks, humbly be- 
seeching thy mercy: that thou wouldst make- us 
worthy of what we have received. Thro*. 

XIX. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTRO IT. Ps. Ixxvii. 

I AM the Saviour of OAltis popiili ego sum, 
my people, ?aith the ** dicti JDominusi de qua* 



44$ XIX. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

Lord: in whatever dis cumque tribulations da- 
tress they call on me, I waver int ad me, cxaudiam 
will hear them : and will cos : et ero illorum Domi* 
be their Lord* for ever, nus in pcrpetuum. 
Ps. Attend to my law, Ps. Attendite, papule 
O my people : give ear to nieus, hgem meam: indi 
the words of my -mouth, nateaurem'uestramin'oer. 
V. Glory. ba oris mei. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Omnipotent. O almighty and mer- 
ciful God, favourably defend us from all adversity : 
that being free both in soul and body, we may with 
security of mind perform thy service. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Eph. iv. 23. 28. Brethren: Be re- 
newed in the spirit of your mind; and put on the 
new man, who, according to God, is created in 
justice, and holiness of truth. Wherefore putting 
away lying, speak ye the truth every man to his 
neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be 
angry and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon 
your anger. Give not place to the devil. He that 
stole, let him now steal no more : but rather let 
him labour working with his hands the thing which 
is good, that he may have something to give to him 
that suffereth need. 

GRAD. Ps. cxl. Let my prayer ascend like in- 
cense in thy sight, O Lord. V. And the raising up 
my hands be like the evening sacrifice. AHel. Allel. 

V. Praise the Lord, V. Confitemini Doud- 
and call upon his name : no, tt invocatenomenejus : 
publish his .vorks among annuntiatc inter Gentcs 
the Genii 1 ! s. Alleluia. opera gas. Alleluia. 

(J50$p0L Matt.\\i\. i. 14. ^ that time. 
Jesus spoke to the Scribes and Pharisees in a para- 
ble, saying : The kingdom of heaven is likened to 
a king, who made a marriage (or his son. And he 
sent his servants, to call them that were invited to 
the marriage -, and they would not come. Again he 
seat other servants, saying ; Tell them that were in* 



XXI. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 447 

vite4; Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my 
beeves and fallings are killed, and all things are rea- 
dy : come ye to the marriage. But they neglected, 
and went their ways, one to his farm, and another 
to his merchandize. And the rest laid hands on his 
servants, and having treated them contumeliously 
put them to death. But when the king had heard 
of it, he was angry, and sending his armies, he de- 
stroyed those murderers, and burnt their city. Then 
he saith to his servants: The marriage indeed is 
ready ; but they that were invited, were not wor- 
thy. Go ye therefore into the high- ways j and as 
many as you shall find, call to the marriage. And 
the servants going forth into the high- ways, gathered 
together all that they found, both bad and good : 
and the marriage was filled with guests. And the 
king went in to see the guests j and he saw there a 
man who had not on a wedding garment. And he 
saith to him : Friend, how earnest thou in hither 
not having on a wedding garment ? But he was si- 
lent. Then the king said to the waiters ; Bind his 
hands and his feet, and cast him into the exterior 
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of 
teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen. 
CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxxxvii. Though I should walk 
in the midst of distress, thou, O Lord, wouldst pre* 
serve my life ; for thou wilt stretch thy hand against 
the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand will 
save me. < 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
that the offerings we bring before thy divine Majesty, 
may avail to our salvation. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. cxviii. Thou hast ordered thy 
commandments to be strictly kept : O that my ways 
may be directed to keep thy ordinances! 

P. COMM. Tua 720$.-- May the healing efficacy 
of these thy mysteries, O Lord, mercifully free us 



44$ XX. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, 

from our perverseness, and make us always obedi- 
ent to thy commandments. Thro'. 

xx. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 

IN TROIT. Dan. iii. 

WHatever thou hast /~\Mnia qu# fecisti no* 
done to us, O / bis, JUoniine, in vero 
Lord, thou hast done judiciofecisti: quia pecca- 
by a just judgment: for mmus tibi, ct wan.dati& 
we have sinned, and dis* tuis non ubedivi?tnist scd da 
Obeyed thy command- g/oriam.?wmini tuo, etfac 
ments: but glorify thy nobiscum stcundum -multi* 
name, and deal with us tud'mcm misericordia tutc* 
according to thy great Ps. cxviii. Beati imma- 
mercy. Ps. Blessed are culati inviai.qui ambu 
the un defiled in the way, lant m lege Domini. 
who walk in the law of' V. Gloria Patri 9 ct 
the Lord, V. Glory. Filio, $c. 

COLLECT. Largire. Favourably grant, we 
"beseech thee, O Lord, thy servants both pardon 
and peace; that, being cleansed from the guilt of 
all their offences, they may serve thee with secure 
minds. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Eph.v. \$. *\. --Brethren : See how 
you walk circumspectly ; not as unwise, but as wise : 
redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 
Wherefore become not unwise, but understanding 
\vhat is the will of God. Ami be not drunk with 
wine, wherein is luxury, but be filled with the holy. 
Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, 
and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody 
in your hearts to the Lord ; giving thanks always for 
all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to 
C>od and the Father. Being subject one to another 
in the fear of Christ. 

GRAD. Ps. cxxxiv -The eyes of all creatures 
look up to thee, O Lord} and thou givest them food 



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in due season. V. Thou openest thy hand, and fillest 
every animal with blessings. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. My heart is ready, V. Paratum cor mcum 9 
O God, my heart is rea- Dens, paratum cor maun : 
dy: I will sing oil the cantabo ct p&allam tibi+ 
psaltery to thee, O my gloria mea. Alleluia* 
glory. Alleluia. 

CBOSpCU John iv. 46. 53. At that time' 
There was a certain ruler whose son was sick at Ca- 
pharnaum. He, having heard that Jesus was come 
from Juclea into Galilee, went to him, and prayed 
him to come down and heal his son ; lor he was at 
the point of death. Jesus therefore said to him : 
Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not. 
The ruler saith to him: Lord, come down before 
my son die. Jesus saith to him : Go thy way, thy 
son liveth. The man believed the word which 
Jesus said to him, and went his way. And as he was 
going down, his servants met him ; and they brought 
word, saying, that his son lived. He asked there- 
fore of them the hour wherein he grew better. And 
they said to him: yesterday at the seventh hour the 
fever left him. The father therefore knew that 
it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him, Thy 
son livtth ; and himself believed, and his whole 
house. CREDO. 

OFFER T. Ps. 136. On the rivers of Babylon 
we sat and wept, whilst we remembered thee, O 
Sion ! 

SECRET. May these mysteries, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, procure us a heavenly remedy, and 
cleanse away the vices of our hearts. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. 118. Remember, O Lord, what 
thou saidst to thy servant, and by which thou 
gavest me hopes: this hatli comforted me in my dis- 
tress. 

P. COMM. Ut sacris. That we may be worthy 
PP3 



450 XXI. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST* 

of thy sacred gifts, O Lord: grant, we beseech thee, 
we may always obey thy commandments. Thro'. 

XXI. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTROIT. Esther xiu. 

ALL things, O Lord, TN wluntate tua> Do. 
are at thy disposal ; * mine, universa sunt po* 
and no one can resist thy sita : et non est qui possit 
will: for thou madest resistere voluntati tucci 
all things : heaven and tu enimfecisti omnia, c# 
earth, and whatever is lum et terrain, et universa, 
contained within the yua call ambitu continen* 
compass of the heavens: tur : Dominus universo* 
thou art the Lord of all. rum tu es. 
Ps. Blessed are the unde- Ps. Beati immaculati in 
filed in the way: who t>ia t i qui ambulant in lege 
walk in the law of the Domini. 
Lord. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLEC I'. Familiam. Preserve thy family, O 
Lord, we beseech thee, by thy constant mercy; 
that, under thy protection, it ma} 1 be freed from all 
adversity ; and, by the practice of good works, con. 
tinue devoted to thy name. Thro 1 . 

EPISTLE. Ephes* vi. 10. 17. Brethren: Be ye 
strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of his 
power. Put on the armour of God, that you may 
be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For 
0ur wrestling is not against flesh and blood ; but 
against principalities and powers, against the rulers 
of the world of this darkness, against the spirit of 
wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto 
you the armour of God, that you may be able to 
resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things per- 
fect. Stand therefore having your loins girt about 
with truth, and having on the breast-plate of justice, 
and your feet shod with the preparation of the 



XXI. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 451 

gospel of peace: in all things taking the shield of 
faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all 
the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take 
unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of 
the spirit, which is the word of God. 

GRAD. Ps. Ixxxix. Thou, O Lord, hast been 
our refuge throughout all generations. V. Before 
the mountains were made, or the earth, or world 
were formed: thou art God for ever and ever. Allel. 

V. When Israel went V. In exitu Israel de 
out of Egypt, the house Egyp > downs Jacob de 
of Jacob from a harba- populo barbaro. Alleluia* 
rous people. Alleluia. 

(>00p0U Matt, xviii. 2> 35. At that time ; 
Jesus spoke to his disciples this parable ; The king, 
dom of heaven is likened to a king who would take 
an account of his servants. And when he had begun 
to take the account, one was brought to him that 
owed him ten thousand talents. And as he had not 
wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he 
should be sold, and his wife and children, and all 
that he had, and payment to he made. But that 
servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have 
patience with me, and 1 will pay thee all. And 
the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let 
him go and forgave him the debt. But when that 
servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow- 
servants that owed him an hundred pence; and lay- 
ing hold of him, he throttled him", saying; Pay what 
thou owest. And his fellow-servant falling down, 
besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and 
I will pay thee all. And he would not ; but went 
and cast him into prison, til! he paid the debt. Now 
his fellow servants seeing what was done, were very 
much grieved, and they came and told their lord 
all that was done. Then his lord called him, and 
said to him ; Thou wicked servant, 1 forgave thee all 



4< 2 XXII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

the debt, because thou besoughtest me : shouldst 
not thou then have had compassion also on thy 
fellow-servant, even as I hadcompassion on thee ? 
And his lord* being angry delivered him to the 
torturers, until he paid all the debt. So also shall 
my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not 
every one his brother from your hearts. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Job i. There was in the land of Hus 
a man called Job ; a simgle and upright man, fearing 
God : and Satan asked to tempt him 5 aiul power 
was given him by the Lord over his possessions, and 
over his flesh : and he destroyed ail his substance, 
and his sons , and he wounded his flesh with a 
grievous ulcer. 

SECRET. Mercifully receive, O Lord, these 
offerings, by which thou art pleased to be appeased, 
and restore us to salvation by thy powerful good* 
ness. Thro'. 

COMIM. Ps. cxviii. -My soul hath looked to be 
saved by thee, and hath relied on thy word : when 
wilt thou judge those who persecute me? The 
\vicked ones have long persecuted me, help me, O 
Lord my God. 

P. COMM. Iwmortalitatis. Having received the 
food of immortality, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
that what we have taken with our mouths, we may 
receive with pure souls. Thro'. 

XXIL SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
INTROIT. Ps. cxxix. 

SKouldst thou observe Ctl iniguitates abservaw. 

iniquities, O Lord ! M ris, Domino! Domine, 

Lord, who shall stand it? gui& smtinebit ? Quia 

For with thee there is pro- a pud t-e propitiatio cst> 

pitiation, O God of Is- Dens Israel. 

rael. PA' From the deep Ps. De profundis eld" 



XXII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 453 

I cried to thee, O Lord, mavi ad te, Doming Do. 
Lord hear my voice. V. mine exaudi vocem meant. 
Glory. >' Gloria. 

COLLECT. Dem refugiuin.*) God, our re- 
fuge ami strength, fountain of all goodness, merci- 
fully give ear to the fervent prayers of thy church, 
and grant, that what we ask with faith, we may 
effectually obtain. Thro*. 

EPISTLE. Philip. i. 6. IT. Brethren; We 
are confident of this very thing, that he, who hath, 
begun a good work in you, will perfect it unto the 
day of Christ Jesus. As it is meet tor me to think 
this for you all: for that I have you in my heart : 
and that in my bands, and in the defence and 
confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers ot 
my joy. l<or God is my witness, how 1 long after 
you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I 
pray, that \ our chanty may more and more abound 
in knowledge, and in all understanding; that you 
may approve the better things, that you maybe, 
sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ. 
Tilled with the fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ, 
unto the glory and praise of God. 

GRAD. Ps. cxxxii. Behold how good and 
pleasant it is for brethren to live together in peace. 
F. It is like the sweet perfume, which, from the 
head, came down all over the beard of Aaron. Al- 
leluia, Alleluia. 

V. Let those who fear V. Qui timent Doun~ 
the Lord, put their trust num spcrent ineo: adju. 
in him : he is their help tor ct protector cvrum est. 
and protector. Alleluia. Alleluia. 

OD00peU Matt. xxii. 15. Zi.At that time: 
The Pharisees going, consulted among themselves 
how to ensnare Jesus in his speech. And they sent 
to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying: 
Master, we know that thou art a true speaker, ami 



454 XXIH. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou 
for any man ; for thou dost not regard the person of 
men. Tell us therefore what dost thou think : Is it 
lawful to give tribute to Cgesar, or not ? But Jesus 
knowing their wickedness, said: Why do you 
tempt me, ye hypocrites ? Shew me the coin or 
the tribute. And they offered him a penny. But 
Jesus saith to them : Whose image and superscrip- 
tion is this? They say to him Caesar's. Then he 
saith to them : Render therefore to Caesar the things 
that are Csesai-'s ; and to God, the things that are 
God's. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Esther xiv.-.-Remember me, O Lord, 
who art above all power ; and put a proper speech 
in my mouth, that my words may be pleasing when 
I come before the prince. 

SECRET, Grant, O merciful God, that this sa- 
crifice of salvation may constantly both free us from 
our sins, and protect us from all adversity. Thro'. 

COMM. P*. xv. I cried out, because thou 
liearedst me, O God ; bend now thine ear, and hear 
my words. 

P. COMM. Sumpsimus. ... Having received, O 
Lord, the sacred mysteries, we humbly beseech thee, 
that what thou hast ordered us to do in remembrance 
of thee, may be a help to our weakness. Thro'. 

XXIII. SUNDAY after PENTECOST. 
$^> Should there be but 23 Sundays after Pentecost, 
the Mass of the 24th is said to day, and this on the 
preceding Saturday, (if it be neither a double or 
semi-double) in which case, it is said on some va- 
cant day before it. 

INTROIT. Jer. xxix. 

f-p HE Lord saith: I en- r\ICITDominus: Ego 
* tertain thoughts of *~* cogito cogitations 



XXIII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 455 

peace, not of affliction: pacis, ef non afllictiimis: 
you shall call on me, and invocabitis me, et ego ex- 
I will hear you: and audlnm vos: tt reducaiu 
bring back your captive captivitatem vcstram dc 
people from all places, citnctis loci*. 
Pa. Thou, O Lord, hast Ps. Benedixisti Dominc, 
blessed thy land : thou terram tuum : avertisli 
hast brought back the captimtatem Jacob. 
captive children of Jacob. V. Gloria. 

V. Glory. 

COLLECT Absolve. Pardon, O Lord, we be- 
seech thee, the sins of thy people: that we may be 
delivered by thy goodness from the guilt we have 
contracted by our own weakness. Thro\ 

EPISTLE. Philip* Hi. 17. 21. iv. i. 3. Brethren: 
Be followers of me, and observe them who walk so 
as you have our model. For many walk, of whom 
I have told you often (and now tell you weeping) 
that they are enemies of the cross of Christ; whose 
end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and 
whose glory is their shame: who mind earthly 
things, But our conversation is in heaven ; from 
whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord 
Jesus Christ, who will reform the body of our low- 
ness, made like to the body of his glory, according 
to the operation whereby also he is able to subdue 
all things unto himself. (Chap, iv.) Therefore, my 
dearly beloved breihren, and most desired, my joy, 
and my crown: so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly 
beloved. 1 beg of Evodia, and I beseech Syntyche, 
to be of one mind in the Lord. And I entreat thee 
also my sincere companion, help those women that 
have laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement 
and the rest of my fellow labourers, whose names 
are in the book of life. 

GRAD. Ps. xliii. Thou hast delivered us, O 
Lord, from those who afflicted us: and thou hast 
put to shame those who hated us. V. In thee, O God, 



45^ XXIII. SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 

will we glory all the day: and praise thy name fo? 
ever. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

K From the deep I V. Ps. cxxix. De pro* 
cried unto thee, O Lord : fundis clamavi ad te 9 Do- 
Lord, hear my prayer, minez Domine 9 exaudi 
Alleluia. vocem meam. Alleluia. 

(BOgpel. Matt. ix. 18. 26. At that time*. 
As Jesus was speaking to the multitude: Behold a 
certain ruler came up, and adored him, saying ; 
Lord, my daughter is even now dead ; but come 
lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Je- 
sus rising up followed him, with his disciples. And 
behold a woman who was troubled with an issue of 
blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched 
the hem of his garment For she said within her- 
self: If I shall touch only his garment, I shall be 
healed. But Jesus turning and seeing her, said: Be 
of good heart, daughter/ thy faith hath made thee 
whole. And the woman was made whole from 
that hour. And when Jesus was come into the 
house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the 
multitude making a rout, he said: Give place : for 
the girl is not dead, butsleepeth. And they laugh, 
ed him to scorn-. And when the multitude was put 
forth, he went in and took her by the hand. And 
the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad 
into all that country. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxxix. From the deep have I 
cried out to thee, O Lord ; Lord, hear my prayer ; 
from the deep have I cried out to thee, O Lord. 

SECRET/ We offer thee, O Lord, this sacrifice 
of praise, as a repeated token of our homage ; that 
thou mayest accomplish in us what thou hast already 
granted beyond our deserts. Thro*. 

COMM. Mark xi. Verily I say to you, what, 
ever you ask in prayer, believe that you shall receive 
it, and it shall be granted you. 

P. COMM, Qu&umus* We beseech thee, O 



SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST. 457 

Almighty God, that thon wouldst not leave exposed 
to the dangers of this life, those whom thou hast joy- 
fully made partakers of this divine food. Thro'. 
(^ As there cannot be less than 23, nor more than 28 
Sundays after Pentecost, it is to be observed, that 
the Mass of the 24th is atwai/s said on that Sunday 
which immediately precedes Advent. When there- 
fore it happens that there are am/ intervening 
Sundays between the 23d and the last, the \n- 
troit, Gradual, Offertory, and Communion, are 
taken from the 2^1, and the rest of the Masgjfopi 
the Sundays which were omitted after Epiphany : 
for instance, if but one Sunday, the Mass is of the 
6th after Epiphany ; if too, of the 5th and 6th; if 
three, of the 4th, <;th, and 6th; and if four, of 
the 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th, 

XXIV. Or last SUNDAY<?/J?tT PENTECOST. 
All (is on the twenty- third Sunday, except 

COLLECT. Exc.it a. Stir up, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, the hearts of the faithful ; that, becoming 
more zealous in the performance of good works, 
they may receive from thy goodness more effectual 
remedies (or their disorders. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Colas i, 9. 14.. Brethren: We cease 
not to pray for yon, and to beg that you may 
be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wis- 
dom, and spiritual understanding : that you may 
walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing: being 
fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the 
knowledge of God: strengthened with all might, 
according to the power of his glory, in all patience 
and long- suffer ing with joy. Giving thanks to God 
the Father, who 'hath made us worthy to be par- 
takers of the lot of the saints in light : who hath 
delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath 
translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love. 
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4$8 XXIV. SUNDArANTER PENTECOST. 

Jn whom we have redemption through his blood, 
the remission of sins. 



Matt. xxiv. 15. 35. At that time: 
Jesus said to hit disciples : When you shall see the 
abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by 
Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he 
thatreadeth, let him understand. Then they that 
are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains; and 
he that is on the house- top let him not come down 
to take any thing out of his house ; and he that is in 
the field, let him not go back to take his coat. And 
wo to them that are with child, and give suck in 
those days. But pray that your flight be not in 
the winter, or on the Sabbath. For there shall be 
then great tribulation, such as hath not been from 
the beginning of the world until now, neither shall 
be. And unless those days had been shortened, no 
flesh could be saved : but for the sake of the elect, 
those days shall be shortened. Then if any man 
shall say to you : Lo here is Christ, or there, do 
not believe him. For there shall arise false Christs, 
and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and 
wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even 
the elect. Behold I have told it you before hand. 
If therefore they shall say to you; Behold he is 
in the desart; go ye not out : Behold he is in the 
closets ; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh 
out of the east, and appeareth even unto the west; so 
shall also tlu coming of the Son of Man be. Where. 
soever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also 
be gathered together. And immediately after the 
tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, 
and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars 
shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens 
shall be moved: and there shall appear the sign of 
the Son of Man in heaven ; and then shall all tribes 
of the earth mourn: and they shall see the Son of 



VIGIL OF AN APOSTLE. 45f 

Man coming in the clouds of heaven with much 
power and majesty. And he shall send his angels 
with a trumpet, and a great voice; and they shall 
gather together his elect from the four winds, from 
the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost 
bounds of them. And from the fig-tree learn a pa. 
rable: when the branch thereof is now tender, and 
the leaves now come forth, you know the summer 
is nigh. So you also, when you shall see those 
things know ye that it is nigh even at the doors. 
Amen, I say to you, that this generation shall not 
pass, till these things be done. Heaven and earth 
shall pass, but my words shall not pass. CREDO. 

SECRET. Mercifully receive, O Lord, the 
prayers and offerings of thy people; turn our hearts 
tothee; that being freed from earthly concupis- 
cence, we may desire heavenly pleasures. Thro*. 

P. CO MM. Concede*. Giant, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, that whatever vice our souls are subject to, 
may be cured by the virtue of the sacrament we have 
received. Thro'. 

COMMON OF SJIINTS* 

SI NCE the Church of Christ, under theimmediate direo 
tionof the Holy Ghost, has instituted festivals in honour 
of the Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, &c. &c. who, either 
by their preaching their miracles the shedding of their 
blood, or the purity of their lives, have borne ample tes- 
timony to the truth of our holy religion, let us regard 
them as our Ancestors, from whom the precious inheritance 
oj fatl has descended to us : let us thank God on their 
several anniversaries, for having made us members of his 
ene t hol)' t catholic and apostolic Church: and whilst we submit 
our reason and understanding to the sublime mysteries the 
teaches, let us bend our stubborn wills to the practice of 
the heavenly precepts she iuculcates. 

MASS on the VIGIL of an APOSTLE. 
INTR01T. Ji. li. I am like a fruitful olive in 

QC,2 



4&0 VIGIL OF AN APOSTLE. 1 

the house of the Lord : I have placed my hopes in. 
the mercy of my God : 1 will look for thy name 
because it is good in the sight of thy saints. 

Ps. Why tiost thou glory in mischief, who art 
powerful in wickedness ? V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Daqiusstunus Grant, we beseech 

thee, O Almighty God, that the venerable solemnity 
of thy blessed Apostle N. which we are now prepar- 
ing to celebrate, may increase our devotion and 
advance our salvation. Thro'. 
i LESSON. JEcc/e*. xliv. <wd xlv. The blessing of 
the Lord is on the head of the righteous man. 
Therefore did the Lord give him an inheritance, and 
assign him a part among the twelve tribes; and he 
found grace in the sight of all flesh. And he made 
him great to the terror of his Enemies, and by his 
words he tamed monsters. He rendered him glori- 
ous in the presence of kings, and gave him his com- 
mandments in the sight of his people, and shewed 
him his glory. For his faith and meekness he sanc- 
tified him, and made choice of him among all iiesh: 
and publicly gave him his precepts, and the law of 
life and discipline, and highly exalted him. He 
settled with him an eternal covenant, and encom- 
passed him with the girdle of righteousness : and the 
Lord hath put on him a crown of glory. 

GRAD. PS. xxi. The righteous man shall 
flourish like the palm-tree: he shall thrive like the 
Cedar of Lib us in the house of the Lord. V. To 
declare thy mercies in the morning, and the ful- 
filling of thy promise by night, 

<15Q0pU John xv. 12, 16.- At that time : 
Jesus said tolas disciples : This is my commandment, 
that you love one another, as I have loved you. 
Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay 
down his life for his friends. You are my friends, 
jf you do the things that I command you. I will 
pot now call you servants 5 for the servant knoweth 



MASS I. STATU1T, &C. 46* 

not what his lord doth. But 1 have called you 
friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard 
of my Father, I have made known to you. You have 
not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have 
appointed yoa that you should go, and should bring 
forth fruit; and your fruit should remain; that 
whatsoever you ask. of the Father in my name, he 
may give it you. 

OFFERTf Pf> viii. Thou hist crowned him 
with glory and honour, and hast placed him over 
the works of thy hands, O Lord. 

SECRET. Whilst with respect for the Apost.. 
lie dignity, we offer these sacred mysteries, grant, 
we beseech thee, O Lord, (by the intercession of 
blessed N. thy 'Apostle, whose triumphs we are 
preparing to celebrate) that thy people may ever 
pray to thee, and obtain their desires. Thro*. 

COMM. Ps. xx. Great is his glory in being 
saved by thee, O Lord ; thou wilt crown him with 
glory and great honour. 

P. COMM. Sancti Being appeased, O Lord, 
by the prayers of thy holy Apostle N. grant us for* 
giveness, and a remedy against all future relapses 
Thro'. 

MASS I. Statuit, of a MARTYR and BP. 
INTROIT. Exit's, xiv. 

THE Lord settled with ^TATUITeiDominus 

him a covenant of Otestamentum pad*, et 

peace, and made him a principem fecit eum ; 

Chief, that he might ut sit illi Sacerdotii dig. 

have the honour of Priest- nitas in seternum. A-. 

hood for ever. Ps. O cxxxi. Memento Domi- 

Lord, remember David, ne, David, et omnis mail* 

and all his meekness. suetudinis eius, 
F. Glory, V. Glo:-. 

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4 62 MASS I. STATUIT, 

COLLECT. Injirmiiatem. Have regard, O 
Almighty God, to our weakness j and, as we sink 
under the weight of our doings, let (he glorious 
intercession of % blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, 
be a protection to us* Thro'. 

EPISTLE. James \. 12. i 8. --- Dearly beloved i 
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation ; for 
when he hath been proved, he shall receive the 
crown of life, which God hath promised to them 
that love him. Let no man, when he is tempted, 
say that he is tempted of God. For God is not a 
tempter of evils, and he tempteth no man. But 
every man is tempted by his own concupiscence, 
being drawn away and allured- Then when concu- 
piscence hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. But 
sin, when it is completed, begetteth death, Do not 
err therefore, my dearest brethren Every best gift, 
and every perfect gift, is from above, coming down 
from the Father of lights, with whom there is no 
change, nor shadow of alteration. For of his own 
will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that 
we might be some beginning to his creatures. 

GRAD. Ps /xxxviii.-.-I have found David my 
servant: with my holy oil have I anointed him; for 
my hand shall help him : and my arm shall strengthen 
him. V. The enemy shall not prevail against him: 
nor the son of iniquity hurt him. Alleluia, Alleluia, 
V- Ps. cix. Tu as sacerdos in attnmtn secundum 
ordinem Melchixedech. AUcliuu, Alleluia. V* Thou 
art a priest fcr ever according to the order of 
Melchisedech, Alleluia, Alleluia. 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia andV. is said 

TRACT. Ps. xx.l)csidtriw/i aniuue ejus 9 tribuistl 
ei: et voluntate iabioram ejus, nonjraudasti eum, $c. 
Thou hast given him his soul's desire 5 and hast 
not rejected the request of his lips. V For thou 
hast prevented him with the blessings of sweetness. 
V, Thou hast bet on his head a crown of jewels. 



OF A MARTYR AND BISHOP. 463 



Luke xiv. 26. 33. At that time : 
JLSUS said to his disciples: If any one come to me, 
and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and 
children, and brethren, and sisters, yea* and his own 
life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever 
cloth not carry his cross and come after me, cannot 
be my disciple. For which of you having a mind to 
build a tower, doth not first sit down and reckon the 
charges that are necessary, whether he have where- 
withal to finish it: lest after he hath laid the founda- 
tion, and is not able to finish it, all that see it begin 
to mock him, saying: This man began to build, 
and was not able to finish. Or what king about to 
go and make war against another king, doth not 
sit down and think whether he be able with ten 
thousand, to meet him that with twenty thousand 
cometh out against him. Or else whilst the other is 
yet a- far off, sending an embassy, he desireth con. 
ditions of peace. So likewise every one of you that 
doth not renounce all that he possesseth, cannot be 
my disciple. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixxxvii'u -My truth and my mercy 
are with him : and in my name shall his power be 
exalted. 

SECRET. Mercifully receive, O Lord, the 
offerings dedicated to thee by the merits of blessed 
N. thy Martyr and Bishop, and grant they may be a 
continual support to us. Thro'. 

COMM. / J 6. Ixxxviii... -Once I have sworn by my 
\\o\yname: his posterity shall remain for ever, and 
liisseat is like the sun in my sight, and as the moon 
perfect for ever, and a faithful witness in heaven. 

P. COMM. Rcfrrti. Being fed with the partici- 
pation of thy sacred gilts, we beseech thee, O Lord 
our God, that we rm,y frtl the ffi< acy thereof by 
the intercession of bU-sst d N thy Martyr and Bishop, 
whose least we ceU:br*u;. Thro\ 



( 464 ) 

MASS II. Sncerdotes Dei, of the same. 
INTROIT. Dan. iii. 

OYe priests % of God, QAcerdotes Dei bene* 
bless the Lord : O O dicite Dominum : 
ye saints and humble of sancti et liumiles corde 
heart, praise God. Ps. laudate Deum. Ps. Be* 
O all ye works of the nediciteomniaopera Do- 
Lord, bless the Lord, mini Domino, laudate et 
praise him, and extol snperexahate eum in sac- 
him for ever. V. Glory, cula. /'.Gloria. 

COLLECT- Deus, qai nos.Q God, who, by 
the yearly solemnity of blessed N thy Martyr and 
Bishop, rejoicest the hearts of thy faithful j merci- 
fully grant that we who celebrate his martyrdom, 
may enjoy his protection. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. 2 Cor. i. 3. 7 Brethren : Blessed 

be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the 
Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who 
comforteth us in all our tribulation; that we may 
also be able to comfort them who are in distress, by 
the exhortation wherewith we also are exhorted by 
God. .For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, 
so also by Christ doth our comfort abound. Now 
whether we be in tribulation, it i* for your exhorta- 
tion and salvation: or whether we be comforted, it 
is for your consolation: or whether we be ex. 
horted, it is for your exhortation and salvation, 
which work^th the enduring i;fthe same sufferings 
which we also suffer. That our hopes for you may 
be steadfast: knowing that as yon are partakers of 
the sufferings, so shall you be also of the consola- 
tion : in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

GRAD. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him with 
glory and honour. V. And set him over the works 
of thy hands, O Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Hia 
tut sai\'t'dos 9 qium coronavit Dv/ninus. Allcluiu. 



OF A MARTYR AND BISHOP 465 

V. This is the priest whom the Lord hath crowned. 
Alleluia. 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT. Ps.cxi. Beatttsvir.gui timct Dominum; 
in mandate (jus cupit nimis, $c. -Blessed is the man 
that teareth the Lord, and delighteth in his com- 
mandments. V. His seed shall be mighty upon 
earth; the generation of the just shall be blessed. 
V. Glory and wealth shall be in his house; and his 
justice remaineth for ever and ever. 

(15D0pCU M(tit.\v\. 24. 27. At that time i 
Jesus said to his disciples: If any man will come 
after me, let him deny himself, and take iip his 
cross and follow me. For he that will save his life, 
shall lose it : and he that shall lose his life for my 
sake, shall find it. For what doth it profit a man, 
if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of 
his soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for 
his soul ? For the Son of Man shall come in the 
glory of the Father with his angels : and then will 
he render to every man according to his works. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixxxviii. 1 have found David, my 
servant : with my holy oil have I anointed him. 
For my hand shall help him, and my arm shall 
strengthen him. 

SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings con* 
secrated to thee : and, being appeased thereby, mer- 
cifully look upon us, by the intercession of blessed 
N. thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xx.. Thou, O Lord, hast set upon 
his head a crown of precious stones. 

P. COMM. E(tc nos. May this communion, O 
Lord, cleanse us from sin, and, by the intercession 
of blessed N. thy M. and Bishop, make us effectual- 
T y partakers of this heavenly remedy. 



( 466 ) 

MASS III. In virtute, of a MARTYR not a 
BISHOP. 

INTROIT. Ps. xx. 

"THE just man, O IN virtute tua, Do- 
* Lord, shall rejoice JL mine, laetabitur jus- 
in thy might: and be tus: et super salutare 
transported with joy, tuum exultabit vehemen- 
that thou hast saved him: ter: desiderium animae 
thou didst grant him his ejus tribuisti ei. 
soul's desire. Ps. For Ps. Quoniam prseve- 
thon hast prevented him nisti eum in benedictioni- 
in the blessings of thy bus dulcedinis: posuisti 
sweetness: thou hast set in capite ejus coronam 
on his head a crown of de lapide pretioso. 
precious stones. F.Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Prasta Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we, who celebrate the festi- 
val of blessed N. thy Martyr, may, by his interces- 
sion, be strengthened in the love of thy name. 

LESSON. Wisd. x. 10. 14. The Lord led the 
just man through the right ways, and shewed him 
the kingdom of God, and gave him the knowledge 
of the holy things, made him honourable in his 
labours, and accomplished his labours. In the de* 
ceit of them that over-reached him, she stood by 
him, and made him honourable. She kept him 
safe from his enemies, and she defended him from 
seducers, and gave him a strong conflict, that he 
might overcome, and know that wisdom is mightier 
than all. She forsook not the just when he was sold, 
but delivered him from sinners: she went down 
with him into the pit, and in bands she left him not, 
till she brought him the sceptre of the kingdom, and 
power against those that oppressed him: and shewed 
them to be liars, that had accused him, and gave 
him eternal glory. 



OF A MABTYR NOT A BISHOP. 467 

GRAD. Ps. cxi..- Blessed is the man that fears 
the Lord: who takes pleasure in his commandments. 
V. His children shall be powerful upon earth: the 
generation of the just shall be blessed. Alleluia, 
Allel. V. Posui&ti Domine in cvpite ejus coronam dc 
lapide pretMso. Alleluia. V. Thou hast placed on 
his head, O Lord, a crown of jewels. Alleluia. 
After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. i* said 
TRACT. Desiderium, p. 462. 

<I50pCU Matt. x. ?4 42- At that time: 
Jesus said to his disciples : Do not think that I came 
to send peace upon earth : I came not to send peace, 
but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance 
against his father, and the daughter against her mo- 
ther, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in- 
law. And a man's enemies shall be they of his 
own household. He that loveth father or mother 
more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that 
Joveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy 
of me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and 
followeth me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth 
his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life 
for me, shall find it. He that receiveth you, re- 
ceiveth me : and he that receiveth me, receiveth him 
that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the 
name of a prophet, shall receive the reward of a 
prophet; and he that receiveth a just man in the 
name of a just man,, shall receive the reward of a 
just man. And whosoever shall give to drink to one 
of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the 
name of a disciple, amen, I say to you, he shall 
not lose his reward. 

OFFERT. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him, 
O Lord, with glory and honour, and placed him 
over the works of thy hands. 

SECRET. Recede, O Lord, we beseech thee, 
our offerings and prayers: purify us by these hea- 
venly mysteries, and mercifully hear us. Thro'. 



468 MASS iv-. L.&TA.EITUR, 

COMM. Matt, xiv Let him that is willing t<* 

come after me, deny himself, take up his cross, and 
follow me. 

P. COM\L % Da qutfsumus* Grant, We beseech 
thee, O Lord our God, that as we rejoice on the 
feasts of thy saints in this life, so we may enjoy their 
sight for ever in that winch is to come. Thro*. 

MASS IV. Lsetabitur, of the same* 
INTROIT. Pa. Ixiii. 

r PHE just man shall /Stabitur Justus in 

* rejoice and hope in JLJ Domino, et spera* 
the Lord: and all the bit in eo: et laudabun- 
righteous in heart, shall tur omnes recti corde. 
have praise. Ps. Hear, Pi'. Exaudi, Deus, ora 
O God, my petition, tionem meam, cum de- 
when I pray: deliver my precor: a timore inimici 
soul from the fear of the eripeanimam meam. 
enemy. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Prasta. -Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that by tiie intercession of blessed 
N thy Martyr, we may be delivered from all 
temporal adversities, and our hearts be cleansed 
from all evil thoughts. Thro*. 

KPISTLE. 2 Tim*\i. 8. 10. iii. 10. 1-2. Dearly 
beloved: Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is 
risen again from the dead, of the seed of Davi;l, ac- 
cording to the gospel. Wherein I labour even unto 
bands, as an evil doer- but the word of God is 
not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the 
.sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the sal- 
vation, which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory. 
(Cli*ap. iii.) But thou hast fully made known my 
doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffer, 
ings, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions; such 
as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at 
Lystra. : what persecutions 1 endured, and out of 



OP A MARTYR NOT A BISHOP. 46$ 

them all the Lord delivered me. And all that will 
live godly in Jesus Christ, shall suffer persecution, 

GRAD. Ps. xxxvi When the just man falleth, 
he shall not be bruised: for the Lord supports him 
with his hand. V. All the day he shews compassion, 
and lends : and his seed shall be blessed. Alleluia. 

V. Qui scquitur me, non ambulat in tenebris scd 
hubcbit lumen vit<e <cterna>. Alleluia. V. He that fol- 
loweth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall enjoy 
the light of everlasting life. Alleluia. 
After Septiiag. instead of Alleluia andV* is said 
TRACT, Beatus, p. 465. 

CEfoSptU Mutt. x. 26. 33 At that time- 
Jems said to his disciples : Nothing is covered that 
shall not be revealed, nor hid, that shall not bo 
known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak 
ye in the light ; and that which you hear in the ear, 
preach ye upon the house tops. And fear ye not 
them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the 
soul ; but rather fear him that can destroy both soul 
and body into hell. Are not two sparrows sold for 
a farthing: and not one of them shall fall to the 
ground without your Father. But the very hairs of 
your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore : 
better are you than many sparrows. Every one 
therefore that shall confess me before men, I will 
also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. 

OFFERT. Ps. x. Thou hast set on his head, O 
Lord, a crown of precious stones : he asked of thee 
life, and thou didst grant him it. Alleluia. 

SECRET. May our devotion, O Lord, be ac- 
ceptable in thy sij>ht; and may his intercession on 
whose fcsiiviil we pay it, make it available to ou-r 
salvation. Thro'. 

COMM. Let him who serveth me, follow me; 
and where I am, there also shall my servants be. 

P. COMM. JR$fecff.-.-Bfeing fed by the panicipa* 
R r 



47 MASS V. PROTBXISTI, 

tion of thy sacred gifts, we beseech thee, O Lord our 
God, that we may feel the efficacy thereof, by the 
intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr, whose feast 
we celebrate.* Thro'. 

MASS V. Protexisti, of a MARTYR in 
PASCHAL TIME. 

1NTROIT. Ps. Ixii. 

T^HOU hast protected TJRotexisti me, Deus, 
* me, O God, from Jt a conventu malig- 
the assembly of the wick, nantium, Alleluia: a 
ed, Alleluia: from the multitudine operantium 
multitude of those who iniquitatem. Allel. Allel. 
work iniquity. Alleluia. Ps. Exaudi, Deus, oca- 
Allel. Ps. Hear me, O tionem meam, cum de- 
my God, when I pray; precor: a timore inimici 
deliver my soul from the eripe animam meam. 
fear of the enemy. F.Gloria. 

V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Infirmitatcm. Of a M, and Bp. 
Have regard, O Almighty God, to our weakness, 
and, as we sink under the weight of our doings, let 
the glorious intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr 
and Bishop, be a protection to us. Thro'. 

Another. Deus, qui. -OGod, who by the yearly 
solemnity of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, re- 
joicest the hearts of thy faithful, mercifully grant 
that we, who celebrate his martyrdom, may enjoy 
his protection. Thro'. 

COLLECT. Prasta.~Qf a Martyr not a Bp. 
Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that 
we who celebrate the festival of blessed N. thy 
Martyr, may by his intercession, be strengthened in 
the love of thy name. Thro'. 

Another* Prxsta qu&sumus.--- Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Almighty God, that by the intercession of 
blessed N. thy Martyr, we may be delivered from 



OF A MARTYR IN PASCHAL TIME. 47* 

ll temporal adversities, and our hearts be cleansed 
from all evil thoughts. Thro'. 

LESSON. Wisd. v . i. 5. The just shall stand 
with great constancy against those that have afflicted 
them, and taken away their labours. These seeing 
it shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be 
amazed at the suddenness of their unexpected saU 
vation, saying within themselves, repenting and 
groaning for anguish of spirit ; These are they whom 
we had some time in derision, and for a parable of 
reproach. We fools esteemed their lives madness, 
and their end without honour. Behold how they 
are numbered among the children of God, and their 
lot is among the saints. 

Instead of the foregoing Lesson, the EPISTLE, 
2 Tim. ii. p. 468, is occasionally read. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The heavens, O Lord, 
shall declare thy wonders, and thy truth also in the 
assembly of the saints. Alleluia* V- PosuistiDomine, 
super caput tjus coronam, de lapide pretioso. Alleluia. 
V. Thou hast set upon his head, O Lord, a crown 
ofjewels. Alleluia. 

dD00p0l. John xv. i. 7, At that time : Jesus 
said to /us disciples ; 1 am the true vine ; and my 
Vather is the husbandman. Every branch in me, 
that beareth not fruit, he will take away : and every 
one that beareth fruit he will purge it, that it may 
bring forth more fruit. Now you are clean by rea- 
son of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide 
in me, and I in you* As the branch cannot bear 
fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither 
can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine ; 
you the branches : he that abideth in me, and Hu 
him, the same beareth much fruit : for without me 
you can do nothing. If any one abide not in me, 
he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, 
and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the 
R r a 



47* MASS V. PROTEXISTf, &C. 

fire, and he burneth. If you abide in me, and my 
word abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, 
and it shall be done unte you. 

OFFERlVPs. Ixxxviii. The heavens shall declare 
thy wonders, O Lord, and thy truth in the assembly 
of the saints. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

SECRET. Of a Martyr and a B p. Mercifully re- 
ceive, O Lord, the offerings dedicated to thee by 
the merits of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, and 
grant they may be a continual support to us. Thro 1 . 
Another. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings conse- 
crated to thee : and, being appeased thereby, mer- 
cifully look upon us by the intercession of blessed N. 
thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro'. 

SECRET. Of a Martyr not a Bp Receive, O 
Lord, we beseech thee, our offerings and prayers: 
purify us by those heavenly mysteries, and mercifully 
hear us. Thro'. 

Another. May our devotion, O Lord, be accept- 
able in thy sight j and may his intercession, on 
whose festival we pay it, make it available to our 
salvation. Thro*. 

COMM. Ps. Ixiii. The just man shall rejoice 
in the Lord, and hope in him : and all the upright 
of heart shall receive praise. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Refecti.Ofa Martyr and Bishop. 
Being fed by the participation of thy sacred gifts, we 
beseech thee, O Lord our God, that we may feel 
the efficacy thereof by the intercession of blessed N. 
thy Martyr and Bishop. Thro'. 

Another. H<zc nos Communio. -- May this com- 
munion, O Lord, cleanse us from sin, and by the 
intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr and Bishop, 
make us effectually partakers of this heavenly re- 
medy. Thro'. 

P.COMM. Da, gu<esumu*.~0fa Martyr notaftp. 
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord our God, that 



MASS VI. STATUIT TUI, &C. 473 

as we rejoice on the feasts of thy saints in this life* 
so we may enjoy their sight for ever in that which is 
to come. Thro.' 

Another. Iteficti. Being fed by the participation 
of thy sacred gifts, we beseech thee, O Lord our 
God, that we may feel the efficacy thereof, by the 
intercession of blessed N. thy Martyr. Thro'. 

MASS VI. Sanctitui, o/MANY MARTYRS. 

1NTROIT. jP,v. cxliv. 

nTlY saints, O Lord, O ANCTI tui, Domine, 
shall bless thee j arid benedicent te ; glo- 
publish the glory of thy riam regni tui dicent, 
kingdom, Alleluia, Allel. Alleluia, Alleluia. 
Pa. I will extol thee, O Ps. Exaltabo te, Deus, 
God, my king ; and bless meus rex ; et benedicam 
thy name for ever. nomini tno in sxculum 

V. Glory. sseculi. F. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Beatorum..Of Martyrs and Bps. 
We beseech thee, O Lord, that the solemnity of the 
blessed Martyrs and Bishops N. and N. may be a 
protection to us, and their venerable prayers recom- 
mend us to thy mercy. Thro*. 

COLLECT. Dcus 9 qui Of Martyrs only. 

O God, by whose favour we celebrate the festival 
of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. grant we may enjoy 
their fellowship in eternal bliss. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Peter i. 3. 7 . Blessed be the God 
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according 
to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively 
hope, hy the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the 
dead, unto an inheritance uncorruptible and unde- 
filed, and that cannot fade, reserved in heaven for 
you, who by the power of God are kept by faith 
unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time* 
\Vherein you shall greatly rejoice, if now you must 
be tor a little time made sorrowful in divers tempta* 
lions j that the trial of your faith, (much more pre 
lit 



474 MASS VI. SANCT1 TUI, &C, 

clous than gold which Is tried by the fire) may be 
found unto praise, and glory, and honour, at the ap- 
pearing of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Thy saints, O Lord, shall 
flourish like the lily : and as the sweet perfume of 
balsam shall they be before thee. Alleluia. V. 
Pretiosa in conspectu Domini mors sanctorum ejus. 
Alleluia. Alleluia. V. Precious in the sight of God 
is the death of his saints. Alleluia. 



John xv. 5. 1 1. At that time : Jems 
said to his disciples : I am the vine, you the branches : 
he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bear- 
eth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. 
If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as 
a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him 
up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth. If 
you abide in me, and my word abide in you, you 
shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done un- 
to you. In this is my Father glorified ; that you bring 
forth very much fruit, and become my disciples. 
As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. 
Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, 
you shall abide in my love ; as 1 also have kept rny 
Father's commandments, and do abide in his love. 
These things have I spoken to you, that my joy may 
be in you, and your joy may be filled. 

OFFERT. Ps. xxxi. Rejoice in the Lord, and 
be transported with joy, O ye just; and glory in, him 
all ye upright of heart. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

SECRET. Of Martyrs and Bishops Attend, O 
Lord, to our earnest prayers, which we put up in 
memory of thy saints : and since we trust not in our 
own righteousness, may we be helped by the merits 
of those, who were well- pi easing to thee. Thro'. 

SECRET. O/ Martyrs not Bps.We bring thee, 
O Lord, the offerings of our devotions; and may 
they be acceptable to thee in honour of thy saints, 
and available to our salvation. Thro*. 



MASS VII. INTRET, &C. 475 

COMM. Ps. xxxii.- Rejoice in the Lord, O ye 
just, Alleluia: praise becometh the upright. Allel. 

P. COMM. Qutfsumus Of Martyrs and Bps.- 
Being filled with thy saving mysteries, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, that we may be helped by their inter- 
cession, whose festival we celebrate. Thro*. 

P. COMM. Prwta nobi$.~Of Martyrs not Bps. 
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the intercession 
of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. that what we have 
taken with our mouths, we may receive with a pure 
soul. Thro*. 

MASSVIL Intret, of MANY MARTYRS. 
INTRO1T. P*. Ixxviii. 

LET the groans of T NT RET in conspectu 
those who are in A tuo, Domine, gemi- 
fetters, ascend to thee, O tus compeditorum : red- 
Lord : render to our de vicinis nostns septu- 
neighbours sevenfold in plum in sinu eorum : 
their bosom : avenge the vindica sanguinem sane- 
blood of thy saints which torum tuorum, qui effu* 
hath been spilt. sus est. 

Ps. O God, the Gen- Ps. pens, venerunt 
tiles have entered thine Gentes in haereditatem 
inheritance; they have tuam : polluerunt tern- 
polluted thy holy tern- plum sanctum tuum: po- 
pie; and made Jerusa- suerunt Jerusalem in po- 
lem a store- house for ap- morum custodiam. 
pies. V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Bcatorum.We beseech thee, O 
Lord, that the solemnity of thy blessed Martyrs and 
Bishops N. and N. may be a protection to us, and 
their venerable prayers recommend us to thy mercy. 
Thro'. 

LESSON. Wisd. iii. 8.- The souls of the just are 
in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall 
not touch them. In the sight of the unwise they 
seemed to die; and their departure was taken ior 



4?6 MASS VII. INTRET, &C. 

misery; and their going away from us/for utter de- 
struction : but they are in peace. And though in 
the sight of men they suffer torments, their hope is 
full of immortality. Afflicted in few things, in ma. 
ny they shall be well rewarded; because God tried 
them, and found them worthy of himself. As gold 
in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim 
of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time 
there shall be respect had to them. The just shall 
shine, and run to and fro, like sparks among the 
reeds. They shall judge nations, and rule over peo- 
ple, and their Lord shall reign for ever. 

GRAD. Exod. xv, God is glorious in his saints, 
wonderful in his Majesty, and miraculous in his 
works, V. Thy right hand, O Lord, hath gloriously 
displayed its strength ; thy right hand hath defeated 
thy enemies. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Corpora sanc- 
torum in pace sepulta sunt ; et noniina eorum vivent 
in generations et generationem. Alleluia. V. The 
bodies of the saints are buried in peace ; and their 
names shall live for ever and ever. Alleluia. 
After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT. Ps. cxxv. (ui seminant in lacrymis, in 
exult at ione metent. They who sow in tears, shall 
reap in joy. V. They went on weeping, and cast 
their seed. F. But at their return they shall come 
with joy, bearing the fruit of their labours. 

(1600p0U Luke xxi. 9. 19. At that time : Jcsu s 
said to his disciples : When you shall hear of war 3 
and seditions, be not terrified j these things must 
first come to pass, but the end is not yet presently. 
Then he said to them : Nation shall rise against na- 
tion, and kingdom against kingdom. And there 
shall be great earthquakes in divers places, and pesti- 
lences, and famines, and terrors from heaven, and 
there shall be great signs. But before all these things 
they will lay their hands on you : and persecute you, 
delivering you up to the synagogues and into prU 



MASS VIII. SAPIENTIAM, &C. 477 

sons, dragging you before kings and governors for 
my name's sake. And it shall happen unto you for a 
testimony. Lay it up therefore in your hearts, not 
to meditate before how you shall answer. For I 
will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your 
adversaries shall not be able to resist or gainsay. 
And you shall be betrayed by your parents, and bre- 
thren, and kinsmen, and friends: and some of you 
they will put to death. And you shall be hated by 
all men tor my name's sake: but a hair of your 
head shall not perish, in your patience you shall 
possess your souls. 

OFFERT. Ps. Ixv. God is wonderful in his 
saints : the God of Israel himself will give power and 
strength to his people; blessed be God. Alleluia. 

SECRET. Attend, O Lord, to our earnest pray- 
ers, which we put up in memory of thy saints; and 
since we trust not in our own righteousness, may we 
be helped by the merits of those, who were well- 
pleasing to thee. Thro.' 

COMM. Wisd. iii. Though they suffered tor- 
ments in the sight of men, God only tried them; 
like gold in the furnace he proved them, and like aa 
holocaust he accepted them. 

P. COMM. Qn*utmv$ Being filled with thy 

saving mysteries, we beseech thee, O Lord, that we 
may be helped by their intercession, whose festivals 
we celebrate. Thro'. 

MASS VIII. Sapiemiam, of the same. 

1NTROIT. Ecclcs. xliv. 

T ET nations relate the C Apientiam sanctorum 

*^ wisdom of the saints; ^ narrent populi; et 

and the Church publish laudes eorum nuntietEc- 

their praises. Their names clesia. Nomiua eorum 

shall live for ever. P$. viventin sseculumsseculi. 
Rejoice in the Lord, ye Ps. Exultate justi ia, 



47^ MASS VIII. SAPIENT1AM, &O 

just: His praise becom- Domino: rectos decet 
eth the righteous. collaudatio. 

F. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Deus, qui nos. O God, by whose 
favour we celebrate the festival of thy holy Martyrs 
N. and N. ^rant that we may enjoy their fellowship 
in eternal bliss. Thro'. 

LESSON. Wisd. v. The just shall live for ever- , 
more, and their reward is with the Lord, and the 
care of them with the Most High. Therefore shall 
they receive a kingdom of glory, and a crown of 
beauty at the hand of the Lord: for with his right 
hand he will cover them, and with his holy arm will 
he defend them. His zeal will take its armour, and he 
\vill arm the creature for the revenge of his enemies. 
He will put on justice as a breast- plate, and will take 
equity for an invincible shield. 

GRADUAL. Ps, cxxxiii. Our soul, like a spar- 
row, hath escaped the hunter's snare. V. The snare 
is broke, and we are at liberty: our help is in the 
name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 
Allel. Allel. V. Ps. Ixvii. Justi epulentur et exul- 
tent in conspectu Dei, ct delectentur in tetitia. Allel. 
V. Let the just feast and rejoice in the presence of 
God; and be delighted in gladness. Alleluia. 

After Septuag. imtead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT, Qui seminant, p. 476. 

<E00ptl+ Luke vi. 17. 23.^ that time\ Jesus 
going down from the mountain, stood in a plain 
place, and the company of his disciples, and a very 
great multitude of people from all Judea and Jeru- 
salem, and the sea coast both of Tyre and Sidon, who 
were come to hear him, and to be healed of their 
diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean 
spirits, were cured. And all the multitude sought 
to touch him, for virtue went of him, and healed all. 
And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said; 



MASS IX. SALUS AUTEM, &C. 479 

Blessed are the poor ; for yours is the kingdom of 
God. Blessed are ye that hunger now; for you 
shall be tilled. Blessed are ye that weep now j for 
you shall laugh. Blessed shall you be when men 
shall hate you, and when they shall separate from 
you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name 
as evil, for the Son of Man's sake. Be glad in that 
day, and rejoice : for behold, your reward is great 
in heaven. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxlviii. The saints shall rejoice 
in glory: they shall be joyful on their couches: the 
praises of God shall be in their mouths. Alleluia. 

SECRET. We bring thee, O Lord, the offerings 
of our devotion; and may they be acceptable to 
thee in honour of thy saints, and, by thy mercy, 
available to our salvation. Thro . 

COMM. Lukex\\. But 1 say to you, my friends; 
fear not those who persecute you. 

P. COMM. Prasta. - Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, by the intercession of thy holy Martyrs N. 
and N. that what we have taken with our mouths, 
we may receive .with a pure soul. Thro'. 

MASS IX. Salus autem, of the same. 
1NTROIT. Ps.ixxxvi. 

THE salvation of the OAlus autem justorum 
just is from the O a Domino; et pro- 
Lord: and he is their tector eorum est in tern- 
protector in the time of pore tribulationis. Ps. 
distress. Ps Emulate not Noli aemulari in malig- 
the doers of evil; nor namibus; neque zelave- 
envy them that work ini- ris facientes iniquitaterru 
quity V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Deus, yw*. O God, who, by the 
yearly solemnity of thy holy Martyrs N. and N. com- 
fortest us thy people; mercifully grant, that, as we 
rejoice at their merits, we may likewise be encou- 
raged by iheir examples. Thro*. 



480 MASS IX. SALUS AUTEM, &C. 

EPISTLE. Heb. x. 32. 3 8..~BrefAri; Call to 
mind the former days, wherein, being illuminated, 
you endured a great fight of afflictions. And on the 
one hand indeed, by reproaches and tribulations 
were made a gazing-stock; and on the other, be- 
come companions of them that were used in such 
sort. For you both had compassion on them that 
were in bands, and took with joy the being stripped 
of your own goods, knowing that you have a better 
and a tasting substance. Do not therefore lose your 
confidence, which hath a great reward. For patience 
is necessary to you 5 that doing the will of God, you 
may receive the promise. For yet a little and a ve- 
ry little while, and he that is to come, will come, and 
will not delay. But my just man liveth by faith. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxiii. The just cried out, and the 
Lord heard them, and delivered them from tribula- 
tions. V. The Lord is near to those who are afflict- 
ed in spirit; and he will save the humble of heart. 
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Te martyrum candidakus lau* 
dat cxercituSjDomine. Alleluia. V. The white- robed 
army of Martyrs praise thee, O Lord. Alleluia. 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT, Qui seminant, p. 476. 

C5opU Matt. xxiv. 3. 14 At that time: 
As Jesus was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples 
came to him privately, saying: Tell us when these 
things shall be? and what shall be the signs of thy 
coming, and of the consummation of the world? 
And Jesns answering said to them : Take heed that 
no man seduce you : for many w r ill come in my 
name, saying: I am Christ: and they will seduce 
many. And you shall hear of wars, and rumours of 
wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things 
must come to pass, but the end is not come. For 
nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against 
kingdom ; and there shall be pestilence, and famine, 
aad earthquakes in places: ngw ail these are the be. 



OF A CONFESSOR AND BISHOP. 4^1 

ginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up 
to be afflicted, and shall put you to death : and you 
shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 
And then shall many be scandalized; and shall be- 
tray one another: and shall hate one another And 
many false prophets shall rise, and seduce many. 
And because iniquity hath abounded-, the chanty of 
many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere 
to the end shall be saved. 

OFFERT. Wisd. iii.---The souls of the just are in 
the hands of God, and the torments of malice shall 
not touch them. To the eyes of the foolish they 
seemed to die: but they are in peace Alleluia. 

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, by the offerings we have made; and defend us 
from all dangers, by the intercession of thy holy 
Martyrs N, and N. Thro 1 . 

CO MM. What I say to you in the dark, speak 
you in the light, saith the Lord : and what is whis- 
pered you in the ear, preach yon on the house-tops. 

P. COMM. JIfi-c r/.(h\ May this communion, O 
Lord, purify us from sin, and, by the intercession of 
thy holy Martvrs N. and N. make us partakers 0f 
the joys of heaven. Thro'. 

MASS X.* Statuit, of a CONFESSOR and RP> 

Exclusive of those degrees of Confessors who have glo- 
t rifted Jesus Christ, as well by their sufferings for 
religion, as by the purity of their lives, (such as Bislwps, 
PricjtS) Doctors of the Church, Monks and folitarie>) 9 there 
were also others, of various /ecular conditions, who passed 
through life without being attached to the things of the 
world. Despising whatever is transitory, they ded 
themselves to God; r.nd mortifying their bodies by a ri- 
gorous penance, obtained so absolute a conquest over their 
own will, as t.o suffer a kind of martyrdom. Let us there- 
fore beseech God on their several festivals, that he would 
enable us to follow their example. 



482 MASS X.* STATUIT, 

1NTRO1T, as in Mass I. p. 461. 

COLLECT. D</, giHtsumus.. -Grant, we beseech 
thee, Almighty God, that the venerable solem- 
nity of blessed N. thy Confessor and Bishop, may 
improve our devotion, and strengthen in us the hopes 
of salvation. Thro'. 

LESSON. Eccles. xliv. and xlv Behold a great 
priest, who in his time pleased God, and was found 
just: and in the time of wrath became an atone- 
ment. There were nne found like him in observ- 
ing the law of the Most High. Therefore, by an 
oath, did the Lord make him great amongst his peo- 
ple. He gave him the blessing of all nations, and 
established his covenant on his head. He acknow- 
ledged him in his blessings: lie stored up his mercy 
for him: and he found favour in the eyes of the Lord. 
(Chap, xlv.) He exalted him in the sight of kings r 
and gave him a crown of glory. He made with him 
an eternal covenant: and bestowed on him a great 
priesthood: and rendered him blessed in glory. To 
perform, the priestly office, to sing praises to the 
name of God j and to offer him precious incense 
for an odour of sweetness. 

GRAI). Ecclts. xliv Behold a great prelate, 

who in his days pleased God. V. 1 here was none 
found like him in keeping the law of the Most High. 
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Tu cs sacerdos in a tern urn 
jecu,ndu?n urdinc.ni Mtlchisedech. Alleluia. V. Thou 
art a priest fwr ever, according to the order of Mel- 
chisedech. Alleluia. 

After SepUjag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 

TRACT, Beatus, p. 465. 

(!>Q0ptL Matt. -xxv. 14, 23. At that time : 
Jesus spokt this parable to his disciples : A man going 
into a far country, called his servants, and delivered 
to thftn his goods. And to one he gave five talents, 
arid to another two, and to another one, to every one 
according to His proper ability ; and immediately he 



OF A CONFESSOR AND BISHOP. 483 

took his journey. And he that had received the five 
talents went his way and traded with the same, and 
gained other tive. And in, like manner he that had 
received the two, gained other two. But he that 
had received the one, going his way digged into the 
earth, and hid his* lord's money. But after a long 
time the lord ot" those servants came, and reckoned 
with them. And he that had received the tive ta- 
lents coming, brought other five talents, saying: 
Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents, behold 
1 have gained other five over and above. His lord 
said to him; Well done good and faithful servant, 
because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I 
will place thee over many things : enter thou into 
the joy of thy lord. And he also that had received 
the two talents came and said : Lord, thou deli- 
veretlst two talents to me: behold 1 have gained 
other two. His lord said to him : Well done good 
and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful 
over a few things, I will place thee over many things : 
enter thou into the joy ot thy lord. 

OFFERT. Ps. 88. I have found David, my ser- 
vant; with my holy oil have i anointed him My 
hand shall help him, and my arm shall strengthen 
him. 

SECRET. May thy saints, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, cause joy to all thy peop.le: that while we 
celebrate their merits, we may experience their pa- 
tronage. Thro'. 

COMM. Luke xii. This is the faithful and pru- 
dent servant, whom the Lord placed over h s family, 
to give them in due season their measure of wheat. 

P. COMM. Pr<K/a. Grant, we beseech thee, O 
Almighty God, that while we return thee thanks 
for what we have partaken of, we may, by the in- 
tercession of blessed N. thy Contossor and" Bishop, 
receive still greater favours. Thro'. 

Ss a 



MASS XL Sacerdoles tui, of the same. 

INTROIT. Ps. cxxxi. 
F ET thy priests put on G Acerdoies tui,Domine, 

J t justice, and thy saints ^ induatitur justitium, 
rejoice, O Lord. For the et sancti tui exuitent. 
sake of David thy ser- Propter David servum 
vant, turn not away the tmim, non avertas faciem 
face of thine anointed, Christi tui. 
Pa. Remember David, O Ps. Memento, Domine, 
Lord, and all his meek- David, et omnis mausue- 
ness. F. Glory. tudinisejus. F. Gloria* 

COLLECT. JE,md Hear, 6 Lord, we be- 
seech thee, the prayers we offer on this solemnity 
of blessed N thy Confessor and Bishop; and by his 
intercession, who worthily served thee, deliver us 
from all our sins. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Heb.vi\. 23, 27. Brethren-. Thjere 
vteie for merit/ many high priests successively ; because 
by reason of death they were not suffered to conti- 
nue. But Jesus, for that he continueth for ever, hath 
an everlasting priesthood. Whereby he is able also 
to save for ever them that come to God by him : al- 
ways living to make intercession for us. For it was 
fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, 
innocent, undefiled, separated from sinner?, and 
made higher than the heavens; who needeth not 
daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifices first for 
his own sins, and then for the people's : for this Je- 
sus our Lord did once in offering himself. 

GRAD. Ps. cxxx.---l will clothe her priests with 
salvation, and her saints shall rejoice exceedingly. 
F. There will I shew the power of David: I have 
prepared a lamp for my anointed one. Alleluia, 
Alleluia. V. Juravil Dominus, et non pccnitcblt eum ; 
Tu es sacerdos in atcrnum secunduw ordinejn Melcki* 
sedech* Alleluia. V. The Lord hath sworn, and 
will not repent: ihou art a priest for ever according 
to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia* 



MASS XII. IN MEDIO, &C. 4&$ 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT, Beatus, p. 465 

CSOSptU Matt. xxiv. 42.47. At that time' 

Jesus said to fiis disciples : Watch ye therefore, because 
ye know not the hour your Lord will come. But 
this know ye, that if the good man of the house 
knew at what hour the tine.t would come, he would 
certainly watch, and would not sutler his house to 
be broke open. Wherefore be ye also ready, because 
at what hour you know not, the Son of man will 
come. Who thmkest tliou is a faithful and wise 
servant, whom his lord has appointed over his fami- 
ly, to give them meat in season ? * Blessed is that 
servant, whom when his lord shall come, he shall 
finvi so doing. Amen, J say to you, he shall place 
him over all his goods f 

OFFERT. My iruth and my mercy are witli him, 
and in my name, his power shall be exalted. 

SECRET. May the annual solemnity, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, of holy N. thj Confessor and Bishop, 
render us acceptable to thy mercy ; that, by this sa- 
crifice of propitiation, he may both receive a happy 
reward, and obtain for us the gifts of thy mercy. 
Thro'. 

OOMM. * Blessed, &c. as above, from * to f . 

P. COMM. JJcus /Ltclium. O God, the reward- 
er of faithful souls, grant that we may obtain for- 
giveness by the prayers of blessed N. thy Confessor 
and Bishop, whose venerable feast we celebrate. 
Thro'. 

MASS XII. in medio, of DOCTORS. 
INTROiT. Ecclet.xv. 

HE opened his mouth f N medio Ecclesix ape- 
in the midst of the Jl ruit os eJMs, et ini- 
C'hurch, and the Lord plevit eu;n Dominus spi. 
filled him with the spirit ritu sapientiic et inteU 



4-86 MASS XII. IN MEDIO, 

of wisdom: he clad him leclus: stolam gloriseirv 
with a robe of glory, duiteum. 
Pi 1 . It is good to praise the Ps. Bonum est confiteri 
Lord, and sing to thy Domino, et psallere no- 
name, O thou the Most mini tuo, Altissime 1 
High ! F. Glory. F, Gloria. 

COLLECT. Deus, qui.~.Q God, who didst give 
blessed N. to thy people for a minister of eternal sal- 
ration ; grant, we beseech thee, that he who was 
the instructer of our life here on earth, may become 
our intercessor in heaven. Thro*. 

LESSON. 2 Tim. iv. 2, 8. ..Most dearly beloved; 
I charge thee before God and Jesus Christ, who shall 
judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and 
his kingdom: preach the word; be instant in sea- 
son, out of season; reprove, entreat, rebuke, in all 
patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time, 
when they will not endure sound doctrine : but ac- 
cording to their own desires they will heap to them- 
selves teachers, having itching ears. And will in- 
deed turn away their hearing from the truth, but 
will be turned into fables. But be thou vigilant, 
labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, 
fulfil thy ministry. Be sober. For 1 am even now 
ready to be sacrificed ; and the time of my disso- 
lution is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I 
have finished my course, J have kept the faith. As 
to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of jus- 
tice, which the Lord, the just judge, will render to 
me in that day : and not only to me, but to them 
also who love his coming. 

GRAD. Ps xxxvi. The mouth of the just shall 
utter wisdom: and his tongue speak judgment, F% 
The law of God is in his heart: and his feet shall 
not be moved. Alleluia, Alleluia, V. Amavit eum 
f j)ominus 9 et ornamt eum ; stolam glori& indult eum. 
V. The Lord loved him, and adorned him, and hath 
cloathed him with a robe of glory. 



OF DOCTORS, *$7 

After Septua^. instead of Alle'uia andV. is said 

TRACT, Beatus, p. 465. 

(BOjSpCl* Matt, v. 13. 19- At that timei 
Jesus said to his disciples ; You are the salt of the 
earth But if the salt lose its savour, wherewiU 
shall it be salted ? It is good for nothing any more 
but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men. 
You are the light of the world. A city seated on a 
mountain cannot be hid. Neither do men light a 
candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candle- 
stick, that it may shine to all that are in the house, 
So let your light shine before men, that they may 
see your good works, and glorify your Father who is 
in heaven. Do not think that 1 am come to destroy 
the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, 
but to fulfil. For, amen I say to you, till heaven 
and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall not pass of 
the law till all be fulfilled. He therefore that shall 
break one of the least of these commandments, and 
shall so teach men, shall be the least in the kingdom 
of heaven. But he that shall do and teach, he shall 
be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 

OFFERT. Ps xc. The just man shall flourish 
like ihe palm-tree: he shall thrive like the cedar of 
Li ban us. 

SECRET. Let the pious prayers of thy holy ser. 
vant N. never be wanting to us, O Lord : that they 
may make our offerings acceptable to dice, and al- 
ways obtain for us thy pardon. Thro . 

CO MM. Luke xii. This is the faithful and pru- 
dent servant, whom the Lord placed over his family, 
to give them their measure of wheat in due season. 

P. COMM. Vt /iutos..--Let blessed N. O Lord, 
thy Confessor and great Doctor, become our advo- 
cate, that this thy holy sacrifice may procure our 
salvation. Thro'. 



[ 4*8 J 
MASS XML Os justi, of a CONFESSOR not a UP 

1NTROIT. Ps. xxxvi. 

^IPI-IE mouth of the \$ justi nieditabitur 
JL just man'shall utter \J sapientiam, et I'm. 
wisdom, and his tongue gua ejus loquetur judici- 
speak judgment; the law um : lex "Dei ejus in cor- 
of his God is in his heart, de ipsius. Ps, Noli aemu- 
Ps.Emulate not the wick- lari in mali^nantibus : 
ed, nor envy those who neque zelaveris facientes 
work iniquity. V. Glory, iniquitatem. F Glory. 

COLLECT. Dens quL O God, who com for test 
us by the yearly solemnity of blessed N thy Confes. 
sor ; mercifully grant, that while we celebrate his 
festival, we may imitate his actions. Thro'. 

LESSON. Eccl. xxxi 8, 1 1. Blessed is the man 
that is found without blemish; and that hath not 
gone afier gold, nor put his trust in money nor in 
treasures. Who is he, and we will praise him, for 
he hath done wonderful things in his life. Who hath 
been tried thereby, and made perfect, he shall have 
glory everlasting. He that could have transgressed, 
and hath not transgressed : and could do evil things, 
and hath not done them. Therefore are his goods 
established in the Lord, and all the church of the 
saints shall declare his alms. 

GRAD. Ps. xcL The just man shall flourish 
like the palm tree: he shall thrive like the cedar of 
Li ban us in the house of the Lord. V. To publish 
thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth by night: 
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Beat us vir gui sufei't tenta- 
tione//i 9 (/uoniam cum probatus fuei'it, accipiet^coronafti 
Tit<i. Alleluia* V. Blessed i* the man that suffers 
temptation; for when he has been tried, he shall 
receive a crown of life. Alleluia. 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia find V. is said 
TRACT, Btatus, p. 465. 

'(K500p0L l.nke xii. 35, 4^- At that time: 
Jesus said to his lUtfiples : Let } our loins be girt, and 



MASS XIV. JUSTUS UT PALMA, &C. 48? 

lamps burning in your hands, and be you yourselves 
like to men who wait lor their lord, when he shall 
return from the wedding; that when he cpmeUi 
and knocketh, they may open to him immediately. 
Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord, when 
comtth, shall find watching Amen, 1 say to you, 
that he will gird himself; and make them sit down 
to meat, and passing will minister unto them. And 
if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the 
third watch, and find them so, blessed are those ser- 
vants. But this know ye, that if the householder did 
know at what hour the thief would come, he would 
surely watch, and would not suffer his house to be 
broke open. Be you then also ready : for at what 
hour yon think not, the Son of man will come. 

OFFERTORY. Pa. ixxxv'iii. My truth and my 
mercy are with him: and in my name shall his 
power be exalted. 

SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, in honour of 
thy saints, a sacrifice of praise, by which we hope to 
be delivered from all present and future evils. Thro'. 

COMMUNION. Matt, xxiv.~ Blessed is the ser- 
vant whom the Lord, when he cometh, shall find 
watching. Amen, 1 say to you, he shall set him 
over all he hath. 

P. COMM. Refect L Being refreshed, O Lord, 
with this heavenly meat and drink, we humbly be- 
seech thee, that we may be assisted by his prayers, 
on whose feast we have received these sacred myste- 
ries. Thro 1 . 

MASS XIV. Justus ut palma, of the same* 

1NTRO1T. Ps-xci. 

>pI-IE just shall flourish 1 USTUS ut palma flo. 

** like the palm-tree : *J rebit : sicut ceirus 

he shall thrive like the Libani multiplicabitur: 

cedar of Ubanus : being plantatus hi domo Do- 



49 ' MASS XIV. JUSTUS UT PALMA, &C. 

planted in the house of mini, iu atriis domus 

the Lord, in the courts Dei nostrr. 

of the house of our God. Ps. Bonum est confi- 

Ps. It is good to praise teri Domino: et psal- 

the Lord, and to sing to lere no mini tuo Altis- 

thy name, O thou the sime ! 

Most High ! V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Adesto. -Attend, O Lord, to the 
humble prayers we present to thee on the solemnity 
of blessed N. thy Confessor; that we, who have no 
confidence in our own righteousness, may be helped 
by his prayers, who was so pleasing to thee. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i Cor. iv. 9, 14. Brethren: We are 
rriade a spectacle to the -world, and to angels and to 
men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are 
wise in Christ ; we are weak, but you are strong: 
you are honourable, but we without honour. Even 
unto this hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are 
naked, and are buffeted, and have no fixed abode, 
and we labour working with our own hands: we 
are reviled, and we bless : we are persecuted, and 
we suffer it. We are blasphemed, and we entreat: 
We are made as the refuse of this world, the offscour- 
ing of all, even until now. I write not these things 
to confound you ; but I admonish you as my dear- 
est children, in Christ Jesus OUT Lord. 

GRAD. Ps. xxxvi* The mouth of the just man 
shall utter wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judg- 
ment. The 'aw of God is in his heart, and his feet 
shall not be moved. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Beatiis 
vir qui timet Dominum ; in mandatis ejus cupit nimis. 
AlleL V. Blessed is the man that fears the Lord ; 
he delights in his commandments. Alleluia. 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 

TRACT, Beatus, p, 465. 

CB00pCU Luke xii. 32, 34. At that timei 
Jesus said to his disciples : r ear not little flock, for 
it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom. 



MASS XV. * OS JUSTI, OF ABBOTS. 491 

Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to your- 
selves bags, which grow not old, a treasure in hea- 
ven which faileth not: where no thief appeareth, 
nor moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, 
there will your heart be also. 

OFFERTORY. Ps. xx. The just, O Lord, shall 
exult in thy power, and rejoice exceedingly thatthou 
hast saved him; thou hast granted him his soul's desire. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty 
God, that our humble offerings may be acceptable 
to thee, for the honour of thy saints, and purify us 
both in body and mind. Thro'. 

COMM. Matt. xix. Amen, I say to you, that 
you who have forsaken all things, and followed me, 
shall receive an hundred-fold, and obtai eternal life. 

P. COMM. Qud-sumns.-\Ve beseech thee, O 
Almighty God, that, by the intercession of thy holy 
Confessor N. the heavenly food we have received 
may defend us from all adversity. Thro'. 

MASS XV, * Os justi, of ABBOTS. 
INTROIT, as in the XIII. Mass, p. 488. 

COLLECT. Intcrccmo. May the intercession, 
O Lerd, of the B. Abbot N, recommend us to thee ; 
that what we cannot hope for through our own me- 
rits, we may obtain by his prayers. Thro'. 

LESSON. Hecks, xlv. i, 6. This saint was be. 
loved of God and men : whose memory is in bene- 
diction. He made him like the saints in glory, and 
magnified him in the fear of his enemies. And with 
his words he made prodigies to cease. He glorified 
him in the sight of kings, and gave him command- 
ments in the sight of his people, and shewed hi.n 
his glory. He sanctified him in his faith and meek- 
ness, and chose him out of all flesh. For he heard 
him and his voice, and brought him into a cloud. 
And he gave him commandments before his face, 
and a law of life and instruction. 



49 2 MASS XV. * OS JUSTI, OF ABBOTS. 

GR AD. Ps xx, Lord, thou hast prevented him 
with thy sweet blessings : thou hast set on his head a 
crown of jewels. V. He asked life of thee, and thou 
hast granted him length of days, for ever and ever. 
Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Justus et paima florebit ; sicut 
cednts Libani multiplicabitur. Alleluia* l\ The 
just shall flourish like the palm-tree : he shall thrive 
like the cedar of Libanus. Alleluia. 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT, Btotus, p. 465. 

dSO^peU Matt. xix. 27. 29 At that timt : 
Peter said to Jems; Behold we have left all things, 
and have followed thee: what therefore shall we 
have? And Jesus said to them: Amen, I say to 
you, that you who have followed me in the rege- 
neration, when the Son of Man shall sit on the seat 
of his majesty, you also shall sit on twelve seats, 
judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one 
that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or fa- 
ther, or mother, or wife, or children, or land, for 
my name's sake, shall receive an hundred fold, and 
shall possess live everlasting. 

OFFERT. Ps xx Thou hast granted him, O 

Lord, his soul's des ; re, and hast not disappointed 
him of what he asked. Thou.hast set on his head a 
crown of jewels. 

SECRET. May blessed N. the Abbot intercede 
for us, O Lord, that the offerings we have laid on 
thy nltn.rs, may avail us unto salvation. Thro'. 

COMM. Luke xii. This is the fmhfnl and pru- 
dent servant, whom the Lord placed over his family, 
to give them their measure of wheat in due season. 

P. COMM. Pr0fgaf.----May the receiving of 
this sacrament, and the intercession of blessed N. 
the Abbot, protect us, O Lord ; that we may both 
copy after the virtues of his life, and experience the 
help o( his intercession. Thro'. 



[ 493 J 

MASS XVI, Loqnebar, of a Virgin and Martyr. 

WHATEVER objections human policy may urge 
against the state of virginity, it is nevertheless per- 
fectly agreeable to the Christian system. An incarnate 
God recommends it by word and example : St. Paul be- 
stows the greatest encomiums on it ; and in every age, 
those who preserved their virginity were always esteemed 
the noblest portion of the flock of Christ. On the festivals 
therefore of these illustrious spouses of the Son of God, let 
us beseech him to grant the grace of perseverance to all 
such as by vow have voluntarily consecrated themselves to 
his service in that perfect state, as well as for that purity of 
soul, which is essentially necessary tor erery one t since 
without it, no one can fee God. 

1NTROIT. Ps. cxviii. 

I Spake of thy law in T Oquebar de testimo- 
the presence of kings, i j niis tuis in conspeo 
and was not ashamed. I tu regum, et non confun- 
meJitated on thy com- debar; et meditabar in 
mandments, which I iov- mandatis tuis quce dilexi 
ed exceedingly. Ps. Bles- nimis. 
sed are the undefiled in Ps. Beat! immaculati 
tbe way, who walk in the in via, qui ambulant in 
law of the Lord. lege Domini. 

V. Glory. K. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Dens, qui. O God, who amongst 
other miracles of thy power, hast bestowed the 
crown of martyrdom even on the weaker sex: mer- 
cifully grant that we, wbo solemnize the festival of 
blessed N. thy Virgin and Martyr, may, by follow- 
ing her example, come to thee. Thro'. 

LESSON. Ecclcs. li. i. 8. I will give glory to 
thee, O Lord, my king, and I will praise thee, O 
God, my Saviour. 1 will give glory to thy name': 
for thou hast been a helper and protector to me, 
and hast preserved my body from destruction, from 
the snare of an unjust tongue, and from the lips of 
It 



494 MASS XVf. LO.QUEBAR, 

them that forge lies, and in the sight of them that 
stood by, thou hast been my helper. And thou 
bast delivered me, according to the multitude of the 
mercy of thy name, from the roaring Horn, that 
were ready to devour me. Out of the hands of them 
that sought my life, and from the gates of afflictions, 
which compassed me about; from the oppression 
of the flame that surrounded me, and in the midst 
of the fire t was not burnt. From the depth of the 
belly of hell, and from an unclean tongue, and from 
lying words, front an unjust king, and from a slan- 
derous tongue: my soul shall praise the Lord even 
to death, because thou succourest those that trust in 
thee, and deliverest them from the hands of the 
Gentiles, O Lord our God. 

GRAD. Ps. xliv. Thou lovest righteousness, 
and hatest iniquity. V. Therefore hath God thy 
God, anointed thee with the oil of gladness. Alle- 
luia, Alleluia. V. Adducent ur Regi Virgincs post 
earn \ proximo tf/us ufferentar tibi in latitia. AlUtuia. 
F Virgins shall be brought in her retinue to the 
king : her relations shall be presented to thee with 
joy. Alleluia. 

After Septuag. inslead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT. Ps. xliv. Veni spunsa C/trisli, ac. 
eipc cvronam, c/iiam tibi Domhius prirparuvit in ater- 
nutn: pro at jus amort sanguinem. tuum fudi&ti. 
Come, spouse of Christ, receive the crown which 
the Lord hath prepared for thee for ever : for whose 
love thou didst shed thy blood. F, Thou lovedst 
righteousness, and hatedst iniquity : therefore hath 
God, thy God, anointed thee with the oil of glad, 
ness in a more excellent manner than thy compani- 
ons. F. In thy comeliness and beauty go on with 
prosperity, and reign. 

C500pCi- Matt. xxv. i. 13* At that time : 
Jems spoke tQ hit disciples this parable : The king- 



OP A VIRGIN AN1> MARTYR. 495 

dom of heaven is like to ten virgins, who taking their 
lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the 
bride. And five of them were foolish, and five wise. 
But the five foolish, having taken their lamps, 
did not take oil with them : but the wise took oil in 
their vessels with the lamps. And the bridegroom 
tarrying, they all slumbered and slept. And at mid. 
night there was a cry made: Behold the bride- 
groom cometh, go ye forth to meet him. Then all 
those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And 
the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for 
our lamps are gone out* The wise answered, saying: 
Lest perhaps there be not enough for us and for you, 
go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 
Now whilst they went to buy, the bridegroom came : 
and they that were ready, went in with him to the 
marriage, and the door was shut. But at last came 
also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open 
to us. But he answered, saying : Amen, I say to 
you, I know you not. Watch ye, therefore, because 
you know not the day nor the hour. 

OFFERT. Ps. xliv. Virgins shall be brought in 
her retinue to the king: her relations shall be pre- 
sented to thee with joy and gladness : they shall be 
introduced into the temple to the Lord the King, 

SECRET, Receive, O Lord, the offerings we 
bring on the solemnity of B. N% thy V. and M % by 
whose intercession we hope to be delivered. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. cxviii. Let the proud be con 
founded for unjustly persecuting me: but 1 will keep 
thy commandments and thy ordinances, that I my- 
self may not be confounded. 

P. COMM, Aujcilietitur. May the mysteries we 
have received, O Lord, be a help to us, and, by 
the intercession of blessed N. thy Virgin and Martyr, 
cause us to enjoy her continual protection. Thro'. 



.[ 496 3 

MASS XV! [. Me expectaverunt, of the same. 
1NTROLT. Ps. cxviii. 

SINNERS have lain TV/I E expectaverunt 
in wait for me to -LYJL peccatores, ut per- 
destroyme: but 1 have derent me: testimonia 
studied thy law, O Lord, tua, Domine, intellexi* 
I have seen the end of Omnis consummationis 
all perfection 3 but thy vidi finem : latum man- 
law hath no end, Ps. datum tuum nimjs. 
Blessed are the undefiled Ps. Bead immaculati 
in the way, who walk in in via, qui ambulant in 
the law of the Lord. lege Domine. 

V. Glory. V. Gloria, 

CpLLECT. Indulgentiam,Let blessed N. thy 
Virgin and Martyr, O Lord, sue for our pardon ; 
who by the purity of her life, and the profession of 
thy virtue, was always pleasing to thee. Thro'. 

LESSON. Eccles. li, 13. 17. O Lord, my God, 
thou hast exalted my dwelling-place upon the earth, 
and 1 have prayed for death to pass away, I called 
upon the Lord the father of my Lord, that he would 
not leave me in the day of my trouble, and in the 
time of the proud, without help, i will praise thy 
name continually, and will praise it with thanksgiv- 
ing, and my prayer was heard. And thou hast 
saved me from destruction, and hast delivered m 
from the evil time. Therefore will I give thanks, 
and praise thee, O Lord our God. 

GRADUAL. Ps. xiv, God will assist her with 
his favourable countenance : God is in the midst of 
her, she shall not be moved. V. A swift-flowing 
river, rejoiceth the city of God: the Most High 
hath sanctified his tabernacle. Alleluia. V. H<cc 
est Virgo sapiens, et una de numero.prudentium* Al- 
leluia. F. This is a wise Virgin, and one of the 
of the prudent. Alleluia, 



OF MANY VV. AND MM. 497 

Alter Septuag. instead o/'Alleluia and V is said 
TRACT, Veni, p. 494. 

d5oSpCl, Matt.xm. asitip.$ci* 

Ol'T'RRT. Ps. xliv.-- -Grace is spread on thy lips, 
therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. 

SECRET, Mercifully receive, O Lord, the of- 
ferings consecrated to thee, and by the merits of 
blessed N. thy Virgin and Martyr, grant they may 
be to us a continual support. Thro'. 

COMM. P*. cxviii I have done what is just 

and right, OLoru, let not the proud calumniate 
me: I have walked upright in the ways of thy com- 
mandments: L have hated every evil way. 

P. COMM. Dhimmuneru Being plentifully 

fed with thy divine gifts, we beseech thee, O Lord 
our God, that by partaking of them thro' the inter- 
o--Mon of blessed N. thy Virgin and Martyr, we may 
obtain eternal life. Thio'. 

MASS XVJIL* Loquebar, of many VV, and MM. 

Alt as in //r XVI. Mass, p. 493, except 
COLLECT. Da nobis. Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Lord our God, that with a constant devo- 
tion, we nvw celebrate the victories of thy holy 
Virgins and Martyrs N. and N. that though we can- 
not solemnize them as we ought, we may seek their 
prayers with all due. humility. Thro'. 
KPIS TLK, i Cor. vius in p 500. 
SECRET. Look down, we beseech thee, O 
Lord, on the offerings laid on thy altar on this feast 
of thy holy Virgins and Martyrs N. and N- that as 
hast bestowed glory on them by the sacred 
Ties, so thou mayest grant us pardon. Thro'." 
P. COMM. Prt&ta nouis Grant us, we beseech. 
. O Lord, by the intercession of thy Virgins 
> receive with a pure mind'what we 
,ve with our mouths. Thro'. 

'ft 3 



[ 4 9 8 3 

MASS XIX. Dilexisti, of a Virgin only. 
1NTROIT. Is. xliv. 

n^HOU hast loved jus- lP\Ilexisti justttiain et 
* tice and hated iniqui- \J odisti iniquitaterp: 
ty: therefore hath God, propterea unxit te Deus, 
thy God, anointed thee Deus tuus, oleo laetitiae 
\vith the oil of gladness, prse consortibus tuis. 
above thy fellows. Ps. Ps. Eructavit cor 
My heart hath uttered a meum verbum bonum : 
good word : I refer my dico ego opera mea 
works to the King. F. Regi. 
Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Exaudi. Give ear to us, O God 
our Saviour, that as we celebrate with joy the so. 
lemity of blessed N- thy Virgin, so we may im- 
prove in the affection of piety. Thro*. 

EPISTLE. 2 Cor. x. 15. xi. i. 2. Brethren-* 
Let him that glorieth, glory in the Lord: for not 
he that commendeth himself, is approved : but he 
whom God commendeth. (Chap, xi.) Would to 
God you could bear with some little of my folly : 
but do bear with me. For I am jealous of you with 
the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to 
one husband, that I may present you as a chaste 
virgin to Christ. 

GRAD. Ps. xliv-- --In thy comeliness and beauty, 
go on, proceed prosperously and reign. V. For 
thy truth, meekness, and righteousness, shall thy 
right hand also lead thee on wonderfully. Alleluia, 
Alleluia. V* Adducent ur Regi Virgines post cam : 
proximo ejus afferentur tibi in latitia. Alleluia. 
V. Virgins shalf be brought in her retinue to the 
King: her relations shall be presented to thee with 
joy. Alleluia. 
After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V- is said 

TRACT. PJ. xliv. Audi 9 filia, et tldt 9 et iw, 



A VIRGIN NOT A MAHTYR. 499 

uurem tuum : quia concupivit Rtx spec tern tuam. 
Hear, O daughtt r, see, and be attentive ; for the 
King is taken with thy beauty. V. All the rich of 
the people shall come with entreaties before thee : 
the daughters of kings shall honour thee. V- Virgins 
shall be brought in her retinue to the King; her re- 
lations shall be presented to thee. V. They shall be 
intreduced with joy and gladness; they shall be in- 
troduced into the temple of the King. 

d>0ptlj Matt. xxv. as in p. 494. 

OFFERT. Ps. xlv. The daughters of kings 
honour thee : the queen was on thy right hand in a 
robe of gold, with a variety of other ornaments. 

SECRET. May the offerings, O Lord, of thy 
devout people, be acceptable to thee in honour of 
thy saints: by whose merits they have experienced 
help in their aittictions. Thro*. 

COMM. Matt, xxv, The five wise virgins took 
oil in their vessels with their lamps: and at midnight 
there was a cry made; Behold! the bridegroom 
eometh ; go ye out and meet Christ the Lord. 

P. COMM. Sutiasti. -Thou hast fed, O Lord, 
thy family with these sacred oblations : ever there- 
fore comfort us with her intercession, whose feast 
we celebrate. Thro'. 

MASS XX. Vultum tuum, of the same. 
1NTRO1T. Ps. xliv, 

ALL the rich shall \7Ultnm tuum depre- 

come before thee V cabuntur omnes 

with entreaties: virgins divites plebis: adducen. 

shall be brought in her tur Regi virgmes post 

retinue to the king : her earn, pioximae ejus af- 

relations shall be pre- ferentur tibi in laetitia et 

senttd to thee in joy and exultatione. 

gladness. jPj. My heart Ps. Eructavit cor me- 



500 MASS xx. VULTUM TUUM, 

hath uttered a good word: um verbum bonum : dix> 
my works 1 refer to the c go opera mea Regi. 
King. V. Glory. ' V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. jraudi. Give ear to us, O God 
our Saviour, that as we celebrate with joy the so- 
lemnity of blessed N. thy Virgin, so we may im- 
prove in the affection of piety. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, i CV. vii. 25. 34. Brethren ; Con- 
cerning virgins, I have no commandment of the 
Lord : but I givt counsel, as having obtained mercy 
of the Lord, to be faithful. I think therefore that 
this is good for the present necessity, for a man so 
to be. Art thou bound to a wife ? seek not to be 
loosed- Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a 
wife. But if thou take a wife, thou hast not sinned. 
And if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned: never- 
theless, such shall have tribulation of the flesh. But 
1 spare you. This therefore 1 say, brethren : the 
time is short: it remaineth, that they also who have 
wives, be as if they had none; and they that weep, 
as though they wept not 5 and they that rejoice, as if 
they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though 
they possessed not ; and they that use this world, as 
if they used it not : for the fashion of this world pas* 
seth away But I would have you to be without so- 
licitude, He that is without a wife, is solicitous for 
the tilings that belong to the Lord, how he may 
please God. But he that is with a wife, i.s solicitous 
for the things of the world, how he may please his 
wife; and he is divided. And the unmarried woman 
and the virgin thinketh on the things of the Lord : 
that she may be hoiy both in body and spirit, in 
Christ [esusour Lord. 

GRAD. P.v. xliv. The King is taken with thy 
beauty, for he is the Lord thy God. F. Hear, O 
daughter, see and be attentive. Alleluia, Alleluia- 
V. "j/tfc est Virgo sapiens, et una de. nutntro pruden- 
ttum. Alleluia. V. Tills is a wise virgin, and one 
of the number of the prudent. Alleluia, 



OF A VIRGIN NOT A MARTYR. $OT 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT, Audijilia, p. 498. 

(B00p0U Matt. xiii. 44. 52. At that time : 
Jesus spake to his disciples this parable : The 
kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in 
a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for 
joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and 
bnyeth thai field. Again the kingdom of heaven is 
like to a merchant seeking good pearls. Who when 
he had found one pearl of great price, went his way, 
and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again the 
kingdom of heaven is like to a net cast into the sea, 
and gathering together all kinds of fishes. Which, 
when it was filled, they drew out, and sitting by 
the shore, they chose out the good into vessels, but 
the bad they cast forth. So shall it be at the end of 
the world. The angels shall go out, and shall se- 
parate the wicked from among the just. And shall 
cast them into the furnace of fire ; there shall be 
weeping and gnashing of teeth. Have ye understood 
these things? They say to him ; Yes. He said un- 
to them ; Therefore every scribe instructed in the 
kingdom of heaven, is like to a man who is a 
householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure 
new things and old. 

OFFERT, Ps. xJiv. Virgins shall be brought in 
her retinue to the King : her- relations shall be pre- 
sented to thee with joy and gladness : they shall be 
introduced into the temple to the Lord the King. 

SECRET. May the offerings, O Lord, of thy 
Uovout people be acceptable to trunj in honour of 
thy saints; by whose merits they i:ave experienced 
help in their afflictions. Thro'. 

COMM. Matt. xiii. The kingdom of heaven is 
like a merchant seeking good pearls : and having 
found one of great value, he gave all 'he had, and 
purchased it. 



5* MASS xxr. cocNOvr, 

P. COMM. Satuisti. Thou hast fed, O Lord, 
thy family with these sacred oblations: ever, there- 
fore, comfort us with her intercession, whose feast 
we celebrate. Thro'. 

MASS XXI. Cognovi, of HOLY WOMEN. 

HPHE Church has decreed honours, not only to those 
JL who have sanctified the married state by the exercise 
of the virtues of a profound humility, unweared patience, 
and purity of heart, but alfo to others, who after an ir- 
regular course of life, became so highly inflamed with the 
love of God, as to be rendered almost equal to virginsf 
Let us then beg of Him, thro' the intercession ol these 
Saints, that he would grant us the grace of a sincere com- 
punction for our past transgressions, accompanied by such 
an ardent chaiity as covereth a multitude of sins* 

INTROIT. Ps. cxviii. 

T knew, O Lord, that /^*Ognovi Domine quia 
thy judgments are \ji sequuasjudicia tuaj 
just: thy truths have ei in veritate tua huinu 
humbled me; Pierce my liasti me; Confige ti- 
flesh with thy fear; thy more tuo carnes meas: 
commandments have a mandatis tuis timui. 
made me tremble. Ps. Ps. Beati immaculati 
Blessed are the undefiled in via : qui ambulant in 
in the way; who walk lege Domini, 
in the law of the Lord, V. Gloria. 

V. Glory. 

COLLECT. E-caudi.Give ear to us, O God 
our Saviour* that as we celebrate with joy the so* 
lemnity of blessed N. so we may improve in the af- 
lection of true piety. Thro*. 

LESSON. Prov. xxix. 10. 31. Who shall find 
a valiant woman ? the price or her is as of things 
brought from afar off, and from the uttermost 
coasts. The heart of her husband trusteth in her, 
and he shall have no need of spoils. She will render 



OF HOLY WOMEN. 5$ 

Mm eood and not evil, all the clays of her life. She 
to* sought wool and flax, and haih wrought by the 
SunS of her hands. She is like the merchant s 
ship, she bringeth her bread from afar. And she 
hath risen in the night, and given prey to her house, 
hold, and victuals to her maidens She hath con- 
sideredafield, and bought it; with the fruit of her 
hands she hath planted a vineyard She hath girded 
her loins with strength, and hath strengthened her 
arm She hath tasted and seen that her traffic is 
good- her lamp shall not be put out in the night. 
She hath put out her hand to strong things, and her 
Ingers have taken hold of the spindle. She hath 
opened her hand to the needy, and stretched out her 
hands to the poor. She shall not fear for her house 
in the cold of snow, for all her domestics are cloatn- 
ed with double garments. She hath made tor her. 
selfcloathing of tapestry ; fine linen and purple is 
her covering. Her husband is honourable in the 
eates, where he sitteth among the senators of the 
land She made fine linen and sold it, and de- 
Uver'ed a eirdle to the Chananite. Strength and beau- 
tv are her cloathing, and she shall laugh in the 1; 
ter day. She hath opened her mouth to wisdom, 
and the law of clemency is on her tongue. She hat li 
looked well to the paths of her house, and hath not 
eaten her bread idle. Her children rose up, and 
called her blessed; her husband, and he praised 
her Many daughters hath gathered together riches : 
thou hast surpassed them all. Favour is deceitful* 
and beauty is vain : the woman that feareth the 
Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of 
her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. 
GRAD. Ps. xliv. Grace is spread on thy lips: 
therefore hath God blessed thee for ever, V. For 
thy truth, meekness, and righteousness, shall thy 
right hand lead thee on wonderfully. Allel. Allel, 



504 ANNIVERSARY MASS OF THE 

V. Specie ttia et pulchritudlne tua intemk, prosper?, 
proccde, et rcgna. Alleluia. V. In thy comeliness 
and beauty go on, proceed prosperously, and reign. 
Alleluia. 

After Sep t ,a. instead of Alleluia and V. is said the 
TRACT, Venii p. 494. 

d503p0l, Matt. xiii. as in p. 501. 

OFFERT. Ps. xliv. Grace is spread on thy lips, 
therefore hath God blessed thee for ever and ever. 

SECRET. May the offerings, O Lord, of thy 
devout people, be acceptable to thee in honour of 
thy saints; by whose merits they have experienced 
help in their afflictions, Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. xliv. Thou lovedst righteousness, 
and hatedst iniquity : therefore hath God, thy God, 
anointed thee with the oil of gladness in a more ex- 
cellent manner than thy companions, 

P. COMM. Sat last i. Thou hast fed, O Lord, 
thy family with these sacred oblations ; ever there- 
fore comfort us with her intercession whose feast we 
celebrate. Thro'. 

ANNIVERSARY MASS of the DEDICATION 

of a CHURCH. 
INTROTT. Gen. xxviii. 

'HpIIlS place is awful ! HPErribilis est locus iste! 
"r it is the house of A hie Dornus Dei esr, 
God, the giue of hea- et porta coeli: et voca- 
ven: and it shall be call- bituraula Dei. 
ed the palace of God. Ps. Quam dilecta ta- 
Ps. How lovely are thy bernacula tua, Doming 
tabernacles, O Lord of virtutum! Concupiscitet 
Hosts! My soul pineth deficit anima mea in atria 
after the courts of the Domini. 
Lord. V. Glory. K. Gloria. 

COLLECT., Dem, qid nobis. O. God, who re- 



DEDICATION OF A CHURCH. 505 

newest every year the day of the consecration of this 
thy holy temple, and bringest us always in health to 
the celebrating these sacred mysteries : hear the 
prayers ot thy people, and grant that whosoever 
shall come hither to ask. any blessing ofthee, may 
rejoice in obtaining all his requests. Thro'. 

LESSON. Rev. xxi. 2. 5. /rc tlwte days : I 
John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem coming 
down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride 
adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice 
from the throne, saying ; Behold the tabernacle of 
God with men, and he will dwell with them. And 
they shall be his people: and God himself with 
them shall be their God. And God shall wipe 
away all tears from their eyes : and death shall be 
no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall 
be any more, for the former things are passed away. 
And he that sat on the throne said : Behold I 
make all things new. 

GRAD. Ps. cxxxvi. This place was made by 
God, a mystery above all value: it is without re- 
proof. V. O God, on whom choirs of angeis at- 
tend, hear the prayers of thy servants. Alleluia, 
Alleluia. V. Adorabo ad templum sanctum tuumi 
ct conjitebor nomini tno. Alleluia. V. I will adore 
thee in thy holy temple, and I will praise thy name. 
Alleluia. 

Ajtcr Septtia^. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 

TRACT, Quic&ifidunt, p. 189. 
C50#prl. Luke xix. i. 10. At that time:. 
Jesus entering in, he walked thro' Jericho : And 
behold there was a man named Zacheus, who wns 
the chief of the publicans, and he was rich. Aud 
he sought to see Jesus, who he was, and he could not 
for the crowd, because he was low of stature. And 
running before he climbed up into a sycamore-tree 
that he mi^ht see him : for he was to pass that way* 
U u 



506 ANNIVERSARY MASS OF THE, &C. 

And when Jesus was come to the place, looking up 
he saw him, and said to him: Zacheus make haste 
and come down : for this day I must abide in thy 
house. And he made haste and came down, and 
received him with joy. And when all saw it, they 
murmured, saying; that he was gone to be a guest 
with a man that was a sinner. But Zacheus stand- 
ing said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my 
goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged 
any man of any thing, I restore him four- fold, Je- 
sus said to him : This day is salvation come to this 
house; because he also is a son of Abraham. For 
the Son of man is come to seek and to save that 
which was lost. CREDO. 

OFFERT. i Citron, xxix.- Lord God, in the 
simplicity of my heart have I joyfully offered all 
these things: and I have seen with great joy thy 
people, which are here present. O God of Israel, 
preserve them for ever*'/* this disposition. Alleluia. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
our petition, that whilst we offer thee these our 
vows, we may, by thy help, obtain an eternal 
reward. Thro', 

COMM. Matt, xxi. My house shall be called 
the house of prayer, saith the Lord ; in it whosoever 
asketh receiveth ; and he who seeketh, findeth ; and 
the door shall be opened to him that knocketh. 

P, COMM. .Dews, qui de vims. O God, who, 
put of living and choice stones, preparest to thy ma- 
jesty an eternal abode, help thy people at their 
prayers ; that as thy Church is corporally, so it may 
be spiritually increased. Thro'. 



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VOTIVE MASSES of the B. V. MARY. 



From CANDLEMAS to ADVENT. 
INTROIT. 

HAIL, Holy Mother, O ALVE, Sancta Parens, 
who didst bring O enixa puerpera Re. 
forth the King who reigns gem, qui coelum terrain* 
over heaven and earth que regit in ssecula sse 
for evermore. Ps, My culorum. 
heart hath uttered good Ps. Eructavit cor meum 
tidings: I address my verbum bonum : dico 
works to the King. ego opera mea Regi. 

V. Glory. V. Gloria. 

COLLECT. Concede rcos, Grant, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, that we thy servants may enjoy con- 
stant health of body and mind, and by the glorious 
intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, be de- 
livered from all temporal afflictions, and come to 
those joys that are eternal. Thro*. 

LESSON. Eccles. xxiv. 14, 1 6. From the begin- 
ning, and before the world, was I created, and unto 
the world to come I shall not cease to be, and in the 
holy dwelling place have I ministered before him. 
And so was I established in Sion, and in the holy 
city likewise I rested, and my power was in Jerusa- 
lem. And I took root in an honourable people, 
and in the portion of my God his inheritance, and 
my abode is in the full assembly o( saints. 

GRAB. Thou art blessed, and worthy of our 
respects, OMary, the Virgin, who, without prejudice 
to thy virginity, didst become the mother of the 
Saviour. V. O Virgin-mother of God! he whom 
the whole world cannot contain, became man, and 
was shut up in thy womb. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. 
Virgo Jesse fluruit ; virgo Deum et hominem genuit : 
pacem Dem reddidit, in se reconcilians, into, 
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508 VOTIVE MASSES OF THE B*. V. MARY. 

Alleluia. V. A sucker of Jesse hath budded : a Vir- 
gin hath brought forth him, who is God and man; 
God hath restored peace by reconciling in his per- 
son the highesf things with the lowest. Alleluia.' 
After Septuag, instead of Alleluia andV. is said 

TRACT, Gaude, p 510. 
(IBOgpeU Luke xi. 27. 28. At that time; 
Whilst Jesus spoke to the multitude: A 'certain woman 
from the crowd lilting up her voice said to him : 
Blessed is the womb that bore thee, and the paps 
that gave thee.suck : but he said; Yea rather, bles- 
sed are they who hear the word of God and ke^p it. 

From EASTER to PENTECOST. 
(B00P01+ John xix. 25. 27. <4f that time: 
There stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and 
his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary 
Magdalen. When Jesus therefore had seen his mo- 
ther and the disciple standing, whom he loved, he 
said^to his mother: Woman, behold thy son, After 
that, he saith to the disciple : Behold thy mother. 
And from that hour the disciple took her to his 
own home* 

OFFERT. From CANDLEMAS to EASTER. 
Thou art truly happy, O sacred Virgin Mary, and 
most worthy of praise : for out of thee arose the 
Sun of righteousness, Christ our God. 
OFFERT From EASTER to PENTECOST. 
Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, who didst bear 
the Creator uf all things : thou didst bring forth him, 
who made thee, and remainest a Virgin for ever. 
Alleluia. 

OFFERT. From PENTECOST to ADVENT. 
Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee ; 
blessed art thou amongst women : and blessed is the 
fruit of thy womb. 

SECRET.* May, O Lord, by thy own mercy, and 
the intercession of blessed Mary, evej a Virgin, this 



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oblation procure us peace* and happiness both in 
this life, and in that which is to come. Thro'. 

COMM. Blessed is the womb of Marv, the Vir 
gin which bore the Son of the eternal Father. 

P. COMM. Sumptis. Having received, O Lord, 
what is to advance our salvation ; grant we may al- 
ways be protected b) the patronage of blessed Mary, 
ever a Virgin, in whose honour we have offered 
this sacrifice to thy Majesty. Thro 1 . 
{f When ft Votive Mass of the B. V. is said on Sa* 

turday, t{ie II. COLLECT, &c. arc as below. The 

Jll. cither Ecclesife, or Deus omnium, p. 50. 

II. COLLECT. Deus, qui cor da. OGod, who 
by the light of the Holy Ghost, hast instructed the 
hearts of the faithful: grant, that by the direction of 
the same Holy Spirit, we may relish what is- right, 
and always enjoy his consolation Thro'.- 

II. SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings 
we have made : and cleanse our hearts by the fire of 
the Holy Ghost. Thro'. 

II. P. COMM. Sancti Spiritus, May the pour- 
ing forth of thy Holy Spirit, O Lord, cleanse our 
hearts, and make them faithful by his inv. ard dew 
falling on them. Thro'. 

From ADVENT to CHRISTMAS. 

Introit, Offertory, and Communion, as on the IV, 
Sunday of Advent, p. 68. Collect, Secret and 
P. Comm, are thell. Collect, &c. on the first Sun- 
day, p. 50, &c. Lesson and Gospel as on the 
Annunciation, the 2$\\\ of March. 
GRAD Ps. xxxiii. Lift up your gates, O ye 
princes, and be ye lifted up, () ye eternal gates, and 
the King of glory shall enter. V. Who shall go up 
to the mounu:in of the Lord, or who shall dwell in 
bis holy place ? He whose hands are innocent, and 
'itart is cjiean. Alleluia, Alleluia* T. Hail 
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p MASSES FOR THE DEAD. 

Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee : blessed 
art thou amongst women. Alleluia. 

From CHRISTMAS to CANDLEMAS. 

INTROIT. Vultum tuum. p. 499. 
.Collect, Secret, andP. Comm. as on ^CIRCUM- 
CISION, pp.88, 89. Epistle, Titus m. and Gospel, 
Lukeu. as in p. 75. 

GRAD. Ps. xliv. Thou art beautiful among the 
sons of men : grace is spread on thy lips. V. My 
mouth hath uttered good tidings : I address my 
works to the King ; my tongue is as the pen of a 
scribe that writeth swiftly. Allel. Allel. V. After 
child-birth thou remainedst still a pure Virgin ; O 
Mother of God intercede for us. Alleluia. 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT. Gaude, Maria, Virgo, cunctas h&reses 
sola intertwist i. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, thou 
alone hast destroyed ail heresies. V- Who didst he- 
lieve the words of Gabriel the archangel. V. Whilst 
a Virgin, thou didst bring forth him that was God 
and man; and after child-birth didst remain a pure 
Virgin. V. O Mother of God, intercede for us. 
OFFERT. Thou art truly happy, as p. 508. 
COMM. Blessed is k the womb of Mary the Vir- 
gin, which bore the Son of the eternal Father. 

MASS for the DEAD. 

On the. Day of Decease or Burial. 
INTROIT. Ps. Ixiv. 

GRANT them eternal T>Equiem aeternam 
rest, () Lord ; and A\ dona eis, Domine j 
let perpetual light shine et lux perpetua luceat 
on them. Ps. A hymn eis. 
becometh thee, O Lord, Ps, Te decet hymn us, 
uiSion; and a vow shall Deus, in Sionj et tibi 



MASSES FOR THE DEAD. 5 11 

be paid thee in Jerusa- reddetur votum in Jem- 
lem: bear my prayer: salem : exaudi oratio- 
all flesh snail come to nem meam ; ad te omnis 
thee caro veniet - 

Grant them, &c. to Pi. Requiem, &c. usq. ad I s. 
COILECT. Deus, n/i. O God, whose pro- 
perty it is always to have mercy and to spare we 
humbly present our prayers to thee in behalf of the 
soul of thy servant N. which thou hast thi day 
called out of the world: beseeching thee not to de- 
liver it into the hands of the enemy, nor to tomtit 
for ever ; but command it to be received by the holy 
angels, and to be carried into paradise 5 that as i 
believed and hoped in thee, it may he delivered 
from the pains of hell, find inherit everlasting lite 

EPISTLE, i Thest. iv. 12. 17.- B/?f/irt/i: \Ve 
will not have you ignorant concerning them that are 
asleep, that you be not sorrowful, even as others 
who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died 
and rose again, even so them who have slept through 
Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say un- 
to you in the wordof the Lord, that wewho are alive, 

who remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not 
prevent them who have slept. For the Lord himseU 
shall come down from heaven with command- 
ment: and with the voice of an archangel, and witn 
the trumpet of God : and the dead who are in 
Christ, shall rise first. Then we who are alive, who 
are left, shall be taken up together with them in the 
clouds to meet Christ, into the air, and so shall we 
be always with the Lord. Wherefore comfort ye 
one another with these words. 

GRADUAL. Requiem atcrnam dona as, Vorninc, 

* et luxperpetua luceat cis. V. Ps. cxi. Inn&mortA 

etcrna crit jus tun : ab audit ionc mala -non timeou*-- 

Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual 

light shine on them. T. The memory ef the 



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righteous man shall remain forever; he shall not 
fear a bad report. 

TRACT. Absolve, Dotninc, animas omnium fide- 
Hum defunctorum ub vmni vinculo delictorum. V. Et 
gratia tua itlis^succurente, merecnitur evader e judi* 
cium uliionis. V. Et lucis aterna bcatitudine perfrui. 
Release, O Lord, the souls of all the faithful de- 
parted from the bonds of their sins. V. And by the 
assistance of thy grace may they escape the sentence 
of condemnation. l r . And enjoy the bliss of eter- 
nal light 

The SEQUENCE or PROSE. 



npHE day of wrath, that 
* dreadful day 
Shall the whole world in 

ashes lay, 
As David and the Sybils 

say. 
What horror will invade 

the mind, 
When the strict Judge, 

who would be kind, 
Shall have few venial 

faults to find ! 
The last loud trumpet's 

wond'rous sound 
Must thro* the rending 

tombs rebound, 
And wake the nations 

under ground. 
Nature and death shall 

with surprise 
Behold the pale offender 

rise ! 
And view the Judge with 

conscious eyes. 



S irse, dies ilia 
Solvet sseclum in favilla: 
Teste David cum Sybilla. 

Quantns tremor est fu- 

turus, 
Quando Judex est ven- 

turus, 
Cuncta stricte discussu- 

rus! 
Tuba mi rum spargens 

sonum 
Per sepulchra regionum, 

Coget omnes ante thro- 

num. 
Mors stupebit, et natu- 

ra, 
Cum resurget creatura, 

Judicanti responsura. 



Then shall with universal 

dread 
The sacred mystic book 

be read, . 
To try the living and the 

dead. 
The Judge ascends his 

awful throne, 
He makes each secret sin 

be known, 

And all with shame con- 
fess their own. 
O then I what int'rest 

shall I make, 
To save my last impor- 
tant stake, 
When the most just have 

cause to quake ? 
Thou mighty formidable 

King ! 

Thou mercy's unexhaust- 
ed spring I 
Some comfortable pity 

bring. 

Forget not what my ran- 
som cost, 

Nor let my dear-bought 

soul be lost, [tost. 

In storms of guilty terror 

Thou, who for me didst 

feel such pain, 
Whose precious .blood 

the cross did stain ; 
Let not those agonies be 

vain. 
Thou, whom avenging 

pow'rs obey, 
Cancel my debt (too 
great to pay) 



MASSES FOR THE DEAD. 5*3 

Liber scriptus profere- 

tur, 
In quo totum continetur, 



Unde mundus judicetur. 
Judex ergo cum sedebit r 

Qnidquid latet, appare- 

bit: 
Nil inultum remanebiu 

Quid sum miser, tune 

dicturus, 
Quern patronum rogatu- 

rus, 
Cum vix Justus sit secu- 

rus? 
Rex tremendae majesta- 

tis ! 
Qui salvandos salvas 

gratis, 
Salva me fons pietatis. 

Recordare Jesu pie, 

Quod sum causa tuse 

vise, 

Ne me perdas ilia die. 
Qnaerens me, sedisti las* 

sus ; 
Redemisti* crucem pas. 

sus: 
Tantus labor non sit 

cassus. 
Juste Judex ultionis, 

Donum fac remissiouis 



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Before the sad accounting 


Ante diem r&tionis. 


day. 




Surrounded with amaz- 


Ingemisco tanquam re* 


ing fears 3 * 


us : 


Whose load my soul 


Culpa rubet vultus meus: 


with anguish bears ; 




I sigh, 1 weep: accept 


Supplicant! parce, Deus. 


my tears. 




Thou, who wast mov'd 


Qui Mariam absolvisti, 


with Mary's grief, 




And by absolving of the 


Et latronem exaudisti. 


thief, 




Hast given me hope, now 


Mihi quoque spem de- 


give relief. 


disti. 


Reject not my unworthy 


Preces meae non sunt 


prayer, 


digne : 


Preserve me from the 


Sed tu bonus fac be- 


dangerous snare, 


nigne, 


Which death and gaping 


Ne perenni cremer igne. 


hell prepare. 




Give my exalted soul a 


Inter oves locum praesta, 


place 




Among the chosen right- 


Et ab hsedis me seques- 


hand race, 


tra, 


The sous of God, and 


Statuens in parte dextra. 


heirs of grace. 




From that insatiate abyss, 


Confutatis maledictis. 


Where flames devour, 


Flammisacribus addictis, 


and serpents hiss, 




Promote me to thy seat of 


Voca me cumbenedictis. 


bliss. 




Prostrate, my contrite 


Oro supplex etacclinis, 


heart I rend, 




My God, my Father, and 


Cor contritum quasi ci- 


my friend ! [end. 


nis, 


Do not forsake me in my 


Gerecuram mei finis. 


Well may they curse 


Lacrymosa dies ilia! 


their second birth, 





MASSES FOR THE DEAD. 



Qua resurget ex fa villa 
Judicandus homo reus. 



Who rise to a surviving 

death. 
Thou great Creator of Huic ergo parce Deus : 

mankind, 
Let guilty man compass- Pie Jesu Domine, dona 

sion find. Amen. eis requiem. Amen. 

(l>00ptl* John xi. 21. 28. At that time: 
Martha said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been 
here, my brother had not died. But now also I 
know that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God 
will give it thee. Jesus saith to her: Thy brother 
shall rise again. Martha saith to him : I know that 
he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 
Jesus said to her : 1 am the resurrection and the life; 
he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall 
live. And every one that liveth, and believeth in 
me, shall not die for ever. Believest thou this? 
She saith to him; Yea, Lord, I have believed that 
thou art Christ the Son of the living God, who art 
come into this world. 

OFFERTORY. 

Lord Jesus Christ, Domine Jesu Christe, 
King of Glory, deliver Rex glorise, libera ani- 



the souls of all the faith- 
ful departed from the 
flames of hell, and from 
the deep pit. Deliver 
them from the lion's 
mouth, lest hell swallow 
them, lest they fall into 
darkness: and let the 
standard-bearer, St. Mi- 
chael, bring them into 
thy holy light: * Which 
thou promisedst of old 
to Abraham and his pos- 
terity. V. We offer thee, 
O Lord, a sacrifice of 



mas omnium fidelium 
defunctorum de poenis 
inferni, et de profundo 
lacu ; libera eos de ore 
leonis, ne absorbeal eas 
tartarus, necadant in ob- 
scurum; sed signifer sane- 
tits Michael, reprsesentet 
eas in lucem sanctam ; 
* Quam olim A bra has 
promisisti, et semini ejiis. 
V. Hostias et preces tibi, 
Domine, laudis orTeri- 
mus: tu suscipe pro anU 
mabus ill r is, quarum ho* 



516 MASSES FOR THE DEAD. 

praise and prayers; ac- die memoriam facimus i 
cept them hi behalf of fac eas, Domine, de 
the souls we com memo- morte transire ad vi- 
rate this day: and let tarn. * Quam olim, &c. 
them pass from death to usq* ad V. 
life. *Which, &c. to V. 

SECRET. Have mercy, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, on the soul of thy servant N. for which we 
offer this victim of praise, humbly beseeching thy 
majesvy, that by this propitiatory sacrifice he [or she] 
may arrive at eternal rest. Thro'. 
COMMUNION, 

Let eternal light shine Lux seterna luceat eis, 
on them, O Lord, *with Domine, * cum sanctis 
thy saints for ever: for tuis in stternum : quia 
thou art merciful. V. plus es. V. Requiem 
Grant them, O Lord, aeiernam dona eis, Do- 
eternal rest: and let per- mine: et lux perpetua 
petual light shine on luceat eis. * Cum sane- 
them. *With to V. tis, &c. usq. ad V. 

P, COMM. Prasta. Grant, we beseech thee, 

O Almighty God, that the soul of thy servant, 

.\yhich this day hath departed this life, being purified 

and freed from sin by this sacrifice, may obtain both 

forgiveness and eternal rest, Thro*. 

On the 3d, 7th, or y>\\\ day after decease, the whole 
of the for? going Mass is said, except 

COLLECT. Qutfsumus. Admit, we beseecli 
thee, O Lord, the soul of thy servant N. (the third, 
seventh, or thirtieth day) of whose decease we com- 
memorate, into the fellowship of thy saints, and re. 
fresh it with the perpetual dew of thy mercy. Thro'. 

SECRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, on the offerings we make for the 
soul of thy servant N. that beinj* purified by these 
heavenly mysteries, it may find rest in thy mercy, 
Thro'. 



MASSES FOR THE DEAD. S 1 7 

P. COMM SuscLpe. Receive, O Lord, our pray- 
ers in behalf of the soul of thy servant N. that if any 
stains of the corruptions of this world still stick to 
it, they may be washed away by thy forgiving 

meicy. Thro*. 

ANNIVERSARY MASS ./or the DEAD. 
All as on the day of the decease or burial, p. 510, 

except 

COLLECT. Dens indulgent iarum. O God, the 
Lord of mercy, give to the soul [souls] of thy ser- 
vant [servants'] whose anniversary we commemorate, 
a place of comfort, a happy rest, and the light of 
glory. Thro'. 

LESSON. 2 Mack. xii. 43/46.' In those days ; 
]udas the valiant commander having made a gather- 
in;:, lie sent twelve thousand drachmas of silver to 
Jerusalem, for sacrifice to be offered for the ^ns of 
the dead ; thinking well and religiously concerning 
the resurrection. (For if he hail not hoped that 
they that were slain should rise again, it would 
have seemed superfluous and vain to pray for the 
dead.) And because he considered that they who 
had fallen asleep with godliness, had great grace laid 
up for them. It is therefore a wholesome and holy 
thought to pray for the dead, that they may be Icosed 
from sins. 

(1503pCl. John vi. 37. 49.*^ that time'* 
Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews : All that th e 
Father giveth me, shalicometo me; and him that 
cometh to me, I will not cast out. Because I came 
down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the 
will of him that sent me- Now this is the will. of 
the Father who sent me ; that of all that he hath 
given me, 1 should lose nothing, but should rai.e it 
up again in the last day. And this is the will of my 
Father that sent me; that every one who seetli 
the Son, and believeth in him, may have life ever- 
lasting, and L shall raise him up in. the last day. 
X x 



5 ! # MASSES FOR THE DEAD. 

SECRET. , Favourably hear, O Lord, our hum- 
Lie prayers in behalf of the soul [souls'] of thy ser- 
vant [servants] the anniversary of whose death is 
this day, for whom we offer up this sacrifice of 
praise: that thou mayest vouchsafe to admit it 
[them'] to the fellowship of thy saints. 

P. COiMM. Pr^f/.. -Grant, we beseech thee, O 
Lord, that the soul [souk] of thy servant [sen-ants'] 
the anniversary of whose death we commemorate, 
being purified by this sacrifice, may obtain both 
pardon and eternal rest. Thro*. 

The COMMON MASS for the DEAD. 

All as on the dvy of Decease, except 
COLLECT. Deus, gui, for Bishops or Priests. 

OGod, by whose favour thy servants were 
raised to the -dignity of Bishops [or Priests] 
and thus honoured with the Apostolical functions: 
grant, we beseech thee, that they may be admitted 
to the eternal fellowship of thy Apostles in hea- 
ven. Thro'. 

For Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors. 

Deus Vcnife. O God, the author of mercy, and 
Jover of the salvation of mankind 3 we address thy 
clemency in behalf of our brethren, relations and 
benefactors, who are departed this life, that by the 
intercession of blessed Mary, ever a,Virgin, and of all 
thy saints, thou wouldst receive them into the enjoy- 
ment of eternal happiness. Thro'. 

For all the Faithful departed. 

Tiddiuw. O God, the Creator and Redeemer of 
all the faithful, give to the souls of thy servants de- 
parted the remission of their sins: that, through the 
help of pious supplications, they may obtain the 
pardon they have always desired. Who livest. 

LESSON. Rev. xiv. 13. In those days: I heard 
a voice from heaven, saying to me : Blessed are the 
dead who die iii the Lord. from henceforth now a 



MASSES FOR THE DEAD. 519 

with the Spirit, that they may rest from their la. 
bours : for their works follow them. 

C500p0l 4 John vu 51. 55. -4J that time: 
Jesus said to the multitude of tke Jews: I am the 
living bread which came down from heaven. If any 
man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the 
bread that 1 will give, fs my flesh for the life of the 
world. The Jews therefore strove among them, 
selves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to 
eat? Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say 
unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of 
Man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life 
in you. He that eatetii my flesh, and drinlceth my 
blood, hath everlasting life : and I will raise him up 
in the last day. 

SECRET, for Bishops or Priests. 

Accept, O Lord, we beseech thee, the sacrifice 
we offer for ihe souls of thy servants, Bishops [or 
Priests] that those whom in this life thou didst ho- 
nour with the espiscopal [or priestly] dignity, thou 
mayest join to the fellowship of thy siiints in the 
kingdom of heaven. Thro'. 

For Brethren, Friends and Benefactors. 

O God, whose mercy is infinite, graciously hear 
the prayers which we thy humble servants offer thee : 
and grant to the souls of our Brethren, Friends, and 
Benefactors, on whom thou didst bestow the grace 
to confess thy name, the pardon of all their sins by 
these mysteries of our salvation. Thro'. 
For all the Faithful departed. 

Look down favourably, we beseech thee, OLord, 
on the sacrifice we offer for the souls of thy servants: 
that as thou wast pleased to bestow on them the 
merit of Christian faith, thou wouldst also grant them 
the reward thereof. Thro'. 

P. COMM. Prosit. For Bishops, 4c. 

Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, by thy merciful 

X X 2, 



j2* MASSE? FOR THE DEAD. 

clemency, which we have implored on behalf of the 
souls of thy servants, Bishops [or Priests] that by 
thy mercy they may eternally enjoy thy presence, in 
whom they have hoped and belreved. Thro'. 

For Brethren, Friends, and Benefactors. Presta. 
-Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty and merci- 
ciful God, that the souls of our Brethren, Friends, 
and Benefactors, for whom we have offered this 
sacrifice to thy Majesty, being, by virtue of these 
mysteries, purified from all sin, may, through thy 
Iftercy, receive the blessing of perpetual light.Thro\ 

For All the Faithful departed. Animabus. Grant, 
we beseech thee, O Lord, that our humble prayers 
in behalf of the souls of thy servants, both men and 
women, may be profitable to them ; so that thou 
mayest deliver them from all their sins, and make 
them partakers of the redemption thou hast pur- 
chased for them. Who livest. 

COLLECT, &c. for a deceased Father or Mother. 

COLLECT. O God, who hast commanded us 
to honour our Father and Mother ; mercifully shew 
pity to the souls [or soul] of my Fattier [or] my 
Mother, and forgive him [or her] their [or his or 
her] sins : and grant that I may see them [or him or 
her] in the joys of eternal life. Thro'- 

SECRET. Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice I offer 
for the souls [or soulj of my Father, [or of] my 
Mother: grant them [or him or her] eternal joys in 
the land of the living ; and associate me with them 
[or him or hei'j in the bliss of thy saints. Thro'. 

P. COMM. May the participation of these hea- 
venly mysteries, O Lord, I beseech thee, obtain 
rest and light for the souls [or soul] of my Father 
pr of] my Mother : and may thy grace crown rue 
with them [or him or her] for ever. Thyo' Q 



igtk NOVEMBER. JIT 

of g>atnte* 

AS the primitive Christians were accustomed to meet 
every year on the anniverfary of the Martyrs in the 
churches or chapels usually erected to their memory in the 
same place where the whole, or some sacred remain: of 
their bodies had been buried, and 2-s their tovribs served 
for an altur, so it has ever since been the custom to put the 
relics of some Saint iw, or beneath altar Jtones. The MASS 
was not offered to the MARTYR, but to the GOD of MAR- 
TYRS, to whom alone sacrifice is due, to thank him as 
well for the strength and courage wherewith he had ani- 
mated them, as for that state of bliss to which he has 
admitted them. Such was the origin of the festivals of the 
Saints. 

XXIX. VIGIL OF ST. ANDREW. 

When this Vif>\\ falls in Advent, the II. Collect is of 

Advent, and the III. of St- Saturninus. When it 

falls on Saturday, the II. /* Concede, p. 507, and 

the Ilf. is Eccl. p. 50, or Deus omnium, 6. with 

their respective Secrets and P. Comms. 

The abovementioned Prayers are also said on every 

Vigil (except those gf Christmas, Easter, and Whit- 

sundav, which have only one Collect) and within 

all Octaves, ichen the Mass of the Octave is said 9 

if direction* to the contrary are not given. 

1NTROJT. Matt, iv. The Lord saw near the 

sea of Galilee two brethren, Peter and Andrew, and 

he called them, saying; Follow me, and I will make 

you fishers of men. Ps. xviii. The heavens publish 

the glory of God : and the firmament declareth the 

work of his hand?. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Queetumus. We beseech thee, O 
Almighty God, that thy blessed Apostle Andrew, 
whose festival we are preparing to celebrate, may 
implore thy assistance in our behalf, that being dis- 
charged from the guilt of our crimes, we may like-. 
\\isf be freed from all dangers. Thro'* 
COLLECT. Deus tjui.OfSt. SATURNINUS-, 
Rr* 



522 l<)tll KOVEMREPv. 

O God, by whose favour we celebrate the glory 
of blessed Saturninus, thy Martyr, grant that we 
may be assisted by his merits. Thro'. 

LESSON, qs on the Vigil of an Apostle, p> 460. 

GRAD. Ps. cxxxviii. Thy friends, O Godi are 
exceeding honourable, exceeding mighty is their 
power. V. I will set about to number them : but 
their number will be found more than the sands of 
the sea. 



John i. 35. 51. At that time: 
John was standing with two of his disciples : and 
looking upon Jesus as he was walking, he saith : 
Behold the Lamb of God. And the two disciples 
heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. And 
Jesus turning, and seeing tiiem following him, saith 
to them : What seek you ? They said to him ; 
liabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) 
where dwelleth thou ? He saith to them : Come 
and see% They came and saw where he abode, 
and they staid with him that day ; now it was about 
the tenth hour. And Andrew the brother of Simon 
Peter was one of the two who had heard of John, 
and followed him. He first findeth his brother 
Simon, and saith to him : We have found the 
MESSIAS, which is, being interpreted, the CHRIST, 
And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looking 
upon him, said : Thou art Simon, the Son of Jona; 
thou shalt be called Cephas, which is interpreted, 
Peter. On the following day he would go forih 
into Galilee, and he findeth Philip. And Jesus 
saith to him: Follow me. Now Philip was of 
Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip 
fbideth Nathanael, and saith to him : We have 
found him of whom Moses in the law, and the pro- 
phets did write, Jesus the son of Joseph of Naza- 
reth. And Nathanael saith to him : Can any thing 
of good come from Nazareth ? Philip saith to him : 
Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to 



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him, and he saith to him : Behold an Israelite in, 
deed, in whom there is no guile- Nathanael saith 
to him : Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answer- 
ed and said: Before that Philip called thee, when 
thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. Natha- 
nael answered him, and said : Rabbi, thou art the 
Son of God, thou art the king of Israel. Jesus an- 
swered, and said to him: Because 1 said unto thee, I 
saw thee under the fig-tree, thou believest: greater 
things than these shalt thou see. And he saith to 
him: Amen, amen I say to you, you shall see the 
heaven opened, and the Angels of God ascending 
and descending upon the Son of Man- 

OFFERT. Pi. viii Thou hast crowned him 

with glory : and hast placed him over the works ok" 
thy hands, O Lord. 

SECRET. We offer thee, O Lord, the gifts to 
be consecrated, whereby we, celebrating the festival 
of blessed Andrew the Apostle, beseech thee, that 
our minds m:iy also be purified. Thro*. 

SECRET, of St. SATURN INUS. 
Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we have conse- 
crated to ihee, and being appeased thereby, merci- 
fully look down upon us, by the intercession of 
blessed Saturninus, thy Martyr- Thro'. 

COMM. John i. Andrew saith to Simon his 
brother: We have found the Messiah, who is called 
the Christ ; and he brought him to Jesus. 

P. COMM. Pcrceplis. Having received, O Lord, 
thy holy sacrament, we beseech thee that, by the 
intercession of blessed Andrew thy Apostle, what we 
perform in memory of his venerable passion, may 
be a remedy to us- 

P. COMM. Sanctified, of St. SATURNiNUS. 
May tiie receiving of this thy sacrament, O Lord,, 
we beseech thee, sanctions: and by the interces- 
sion of thy saints, make us acceptable to thee. 



5*4 3*th NOVEMBER, 

XXX. St. ANDREW, a p. 

INTROIT. PA-. cxxxviii. 

nPO me, O Lord, in- Ti/f [R[ autern nimis 
JL deed, a re thy friends JLYJL honorati sunt a- 
cxceeding honourable: mici tui, Deus: nimis 
exceeding mighty is their confortatus est principa- 
power, Ps. Lord, thou tus eorum. Ps. Domine, 
hast tried me and known probasti me et cognovisti 
me: thou hast known me; tu cognovisti sessio- 
my sitting down and my nem meam et resurrectU 
rising up. F. Glory. onem meam. V. GIo;ia. 

COLLECT. Mfijestatem.W* humbly beseech 
ihy divine Majesty, O Lord, that as the blessed 
Apostle Andrew was a teacher and pastor of thy 
Church, so he may be with thee our perpetual in* 
tercessor. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Rom. x. 10. 18. Brethren: With 
the heart we believe unto justice: but, with the 
mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the 
scripture saith : Whoscever beliewth in hbn 9 shall 
not be confounded. Fcr there is no distinction of 
the Jew and the Greek ; for the same is Lord over 
all, rich unto all that call upon him. For whoso, 
ever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be 
saved. Flow then shall they call on him, in whom, 
they have not believed ? Or how shall they believe 
him, of whom they have not heard ? And how shall 
they preacl:, unless they be sent? as it is written; 
How beautiful are the feet of them that preuck the 
gospel of peace, that ofing good tidings of good 
things f i But all do not obey the gospel. For Isuias 
saith : Lord, who hath believed our report # Faith 
then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word 
of Christ. But I say : Have they not heard ? 
Yes verity, their sound hath gone Jwth into all the 

., and their worth unto tfa ends of-ihe yeho'fo 



id DECEMBER. 525 

GRAD. Ps. xliv.-.-Thou wilt set them rulers 
over all the earth, and they shall remember thy 
name, O Lord. V. In place of thy fathers thou 
hast children born to thee; therefore shall nations 
praise thee. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The Lord 
loved Andrew like a sweet-smelling odour. Allel. 

dSdgfpei* Matt. iv. 18. 22. At that time: 
Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two bre- 
thren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his 
brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were 
fishers). And he saith to them : Come ye after me, 
and I will make you fishers of men. And they imme- 
diately leaving their nets, followed him. And going 
on from thence, he saw t\vo other brethren, James 
the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship 
with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and 
he called them. And they forthwith left their nets 
and father, and followed him. CHEDO. 

Ol'TERT. Ps cxxxviii. To me, O God, thy 
friends are exceeding honourable: exceeding mighty 
is their power. 

SECRET. May the holy prayers of blessed 
Andrew the Apostle, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
render our sacrifice pleasing to thee ; that what we 
solemnize in his honour, his merits may render 
acceptable. Thro*. 

COMM. Matt. iv. Follow me, and I will make 
you r^hers of men : and they forthwith left their 
nets, and followed the Lord. 

P. COMM. Sumpsimus..'-A.s the divine mysteries 
\ve have partaken of with joy on this festival of 
blessed Andrew, conduce to the glory of thy saints; 
so, O Lord, we beseech thee, let them obtain for 
us pardon. Thro*. 

December II. St. BIBIANA, v. m. 
All as i?i Mass XV II. p. 496, except 
COLLECT. Dcus f vmniuw.^J) (Jod, the b*. 



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slower of all good gifts, who in thy servant Bibiana 
jpinedst the palm of martyrdom with the flower of 
virginity, grant, that through her intercession, our 
hearts may bfc united to thee by charity ; and that 
being delivered from all dangers, we may obtaift 
everlasting rewards. Thro*. 

III. St. FRANCIS XAVIER, c. 

INTRO1T. 1 spake of thy law in the presence 
of kings, and was not ashamed : and meditated on 
thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly. P*. 
Praise the Lord all ye nations : praise him all ye peo- 
ple: for his mercy is confirmed upon us, and the 
truth of the Lord remaineth for ever. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Deus, qui Indiarum.Q God, who, 
by the preaching and miracles of blessed Francis, 
didst bring into thy Church the people of the Indies: 
mercifully grant that we may imitate his virtues, 
\vhose glorious merits we venerate. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, Rom. x. p. 524. Grad. Offert. and 

Comm as in Mass XIII. p. 488. Secret and P. 

Comm. as in Mass XIV. p. 491. 

<E>08(pl+ Mark xvi. 15. 18. ^ that time* 
Jesus said to his disciples ; Go ye into the whole 
world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 
He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved ; 
but he that believeth not, shall be condemned. And 
these signs shall follow them that believe: In my , 
name they shall cast out devils ; they shall speak 
with new tongues; they shall take up serpents ; and 
if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt 
them : they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and 
tiiey shall recover. 

IV. St. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS, c. 

Ail as in Mass XII, p. 485, except 
COLLECT. Deus, qui.O God, who by thy 
divine providence didst ordain that blessed Peter 
should be foreshewn by heaven, and chosen as an 



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exalted teacher to govern and instruct ""thy Church ; 
grant, we beseech tliee, that he who taught us the 
true way of life whilst here on earth, may now in* 
tercede for us in heaven. Thro'- 

COLLECT, in commemoration of St. Barbara, 

fls in Mass XVI. p. 493. 

VI. St. NICHOLAS, bp. c. 

INTROIT, Statuit, ^.461. 

COLLECT. Deus, </ui.O God, who by in- 
numerable miracles hast honoured blessed Nicholas 
the Bishop : grant, we beseech thee, that by his 
merits and intercession we may be delivered from 
eternal flames. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. Heb. xiii. 7. 17. Brethren : Re- 
member your prelates who have spoken to you the 
word of God : whose faith follow, considering the 
end of their conversation. Jesus Christ yesterday 
and to*day; and he is the same for ever. Be not 
led away with various and strange doctrines. For it 
is best that the heart be established with grace, not 
with meats : which have not profited those that walk 
in them. We have an altar, whereof they have r,6 
power to eat who serve the tabernacle. For the 
bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into 
the sanctuary by the high- priest for sin, are burned 
without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he 
might sanctify the people with his own blood, suf- 
fered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore to 
him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For 
here we have no lasting city, but we seek one to 
come. l>v him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of 
praise toGod continually, that is, the fruit of ! : ps 
giving glory to his name. And do not forget to do 
good and to impart ; for by such sacrifices God's fa- 
vour is obtained. Obey your prelates, and be sub- 
ject to th'rm: for they watch, as being to render an 
account of your souls. 

GRAD. to Alleluias, as in Mass I, ;>. 4^*. 



5*& Jth DECEMBER. 

V. The righteous man shall flourish like the palm- 
tree he shall thrive like the cedar of Li harms. Allel. 



Matt. xxv. as in Mass X.* p. 482. 

OF PERT. My truth and my mercy are with him : 
and in my name, his power shall be exalted. 

SECRET. Sanctify, we beseech thee, O Lord 
our God, those gifts which we offer thee on the fes- 
tival of our holy Bishop Nicholas: that our lives 
may never swerve from truth, either in prosperity of 
adversity. Thro'. 

*GQNfAf. Once have I sworn by my holy name; 
his posterity shall remain for ever, and his throne as 
the sun beforeme 3 and as the moon, perfect for ever, 
and as the faithful witness in heaven. 

P. COMM. May the sacrifice we have partaken 
of, O Lord, on the solemnity of thy holy Bishop 
Nicholas, continually protect us. Thro*. 

VI L St. AMBROSE, b. c. and D. 
All as in Mass XII. p. 485, except 

GRAD. Eccles. xliv. Behold a great prelate, 
xvho in his days pleased God, V. There was none 
found like him in keeping the law of the Most High. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The Lord hath sworn, 
and will not repent it : Thou art a priest for ever 
according to the order of Melchisedech, Alleluia. 

OFFERT. My truth, &c. as above. 

SECRET. O almighty and eternal God, grant 
by the intercession of B. Ambrose, thy Conf. and 
Bp. that the gifts we have offered to thy divine Ma- 
jesty may procure for us eternal salvation. Thro*. 

*COMM. As above, Once have I sworn, &c. 

P. COMM. Sacramenta. Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Almighty God, that having received the sa- 
crament of our salvation, we may be ever assisted by 
the prayers of blessed Ambrose, thy Confessor and 
Bishop, on whose festival we have offered this sacrU 
fice to thy divine majesty. Thro*. 



Ml DECEMBER. S 2 * 

VIH. CONCEPTION of the B. V. MARY. 

'By changing the word Conception into Nativity, and 
including a Comment. o/'St. Adrian, m by Me Col- 
lect, &c. Prastu, from Mass V. p. 482, this Mas* 
also serves for the 8th September. 

INTROIT, Salve, p. 507. 
COLLECT. Jbmttto.-6rant, O Lord, we be- 
seech thee, to thy servants the gifts of thy heavenly 
grace; that as our redemption began in the delivery 
of the blessed Virgin, so in this solemnity of her 
Conception, [Nativity'] we may hcve an increase of 
peace. Thro*. 

LESSON. Prov. viii. 22. 25. The Lord pos- 
sessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he 
made any thing, from the beginning. 1 was set up 
from eternity, and of old before the earth was 
made. The depths were not as yet, and I was al- 
ready conceived, neither had the fountains of waters 
as yet sprung out: the mountains with their huge 
bulk had not as yet been established: before the 
hills I was brought forth: he had not yet made the 
earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world. 
When he prepared the heavens, 1 was there : when, 
with a certain law and compass he enclosed the 
depths : when he established the sky above, and 
poised the fountains of waters : when he compassed 
the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters, 
that they should not pass their limits ; when he ba- 
lanced the foundations of the earth. I was with 
him forming all things, and was delighted every 
day, playing before him at all times, playing in the 
world: and my delight is to be with the children of 
men. Now, therefore, ye children, hear me: 
blessed are they that keep my way. Hear instruc- 
tion and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the 
wan that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my 
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gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors. He that 
shall find me shall find life, and shall have salvation 
from the Lord. 

GRAD. Thou art blessed, and worthy of our 
respects, O Mary the Virgin, who without pre- 
judice to thy virginity, didst become the mother of 
the Saviour. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Happy art 
thou, O holy Virgin Mary, and worthy of all praise; 
because from thee arose the Sun of Righteousness, 
Christ our God. Alleluia. 

C5opel. Matt. I i. 1 6, The book .of the 
generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the 
son of Abraham. Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac 
begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Judas and his brethren; 
and Judas begot Pliares and Zara of Thamar. And 
Pimres begot Esron. And Esron begot Aram. And 
Aram begot Atn'midab. And Aminidab begot Naas- 
son. And Naasson begot Salmon. And Salmon begot 
BoozofRahab, And Booz begot Obed of Ruth. 
And Obed begot Jesse. And Jesse begot David 
the king. And David the king begot Solomon, of 
her who had been the wife o/'Urias, And Solomon 
begot Roboam. And Roboam begot Abias. And 
.A bias begot Asa. And Asa begot Josaphat. And 
Josaphat begot Joram. And Joram begot Ozias, 
And Ozias begot Joatham. And Joatham begot 
Achaz. And Achaz begot Ezechias. And Ezechias 
begot Manasses. And Manasses begot Amon. And 
Amon bego^ Josias. And Josias begot Jechonias 
and his brethren in the transmigration of Babylon. 
And after the transmigration of Babylon, Jechonias 
begot Salathiel. And Salathiel begot Zorobabd. 
And Zorobabel begot Abiud, And Abiud begot 
Eliacim. AndEliacim- begot Azor. And Azor be- 
got Sadoc. And Sadoc begot Achim. AndAchim 
begot Eliud. And Eliud begot Eleazar- And Elea- 
^ar begot Matham. And Matham begot Jacob* Aad 



Mth & l$tk DECEMBER. 53* 

Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary fc of whom 
was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 

OFFERT. Blessed art thou, O Mary the Virgin, 
who didst bear the Creator of all things. Thou 
toroughu st forth him who made thee, and remainest 
a virgin for ever. 

SECRET. May the humanity of thy only be* 
gotten Son, O Lord, succour us, that he, (who 
being born of a Virgin, diminished not, but conse- 
crated her virginity) may five us, who celebrate the 
festival of her Conception [Nativity] from our sins: 
and render our oblation acceptable to thee. Who. 
Comm. flttd P. Comm. as in the Votive Mass, p. 509. 



X[. St. DAMASUS, p. c. 

All an in Mass XI. p. 484, except 

'COLLECT. Exaudi. Give ear, O Lord, to our 

prayt-rs, and by the intercession of blessed Duma* 

sus, thy Confessor and Bibhop, mercifully rant us 

pardon and peace. Thro 1 . 

GRADUAL and OFFERTORY, as in Mass X.* 
p. 4*2. SECRET, as in Mass XX./^ci. 

COMM. Matt. x\v. Lord, thou didst deliver 
to me five talents; behold 1 have gained five: more. 
Well done, good and faithful servant; since thou 
hast been faithful in a few things, I w ? ill set thee over 
many: enter into the joy of thy Lord. 

P. COMM. Da, ftuenraMi^.^Grmat, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, that thy faithful may always cele- 
brate with joy the festivals of thy saints, and ever 
be protected by their prayers. Thro'. 

X11I. St. LUCY, v. m. 

Introit, Coll. and Epist. as in Mass XIX. p. 498. 
GRAD. Thou didst love righteousness and hate 
iniquity. F. Therefore God, thy God, hath aiioiuU- 
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ed thee with the oil of gladness. Alleluia, Alleluia* 
V. Grace is spread on thy lips, therefore hath A God 
blessed thee for ever. Alleluia. 

(POjSptl, 'Offertory, Secret, and P. Comm. as 
in Mass XX. ^.499. 

COMM. Princes have persecuted me without 
cause, and my heart hath trembled at thy words: 
but 1 will rejoice in thy commandments, like one 
who hath found rich spoils, 

XXL St. THOMAS, ap. 

INTRO IT, Mihiautem, p. 524. 

COLLECT. Da, nubis. Grant, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, that we may rejoice on the solemnity 
of thy blessed Apostle Thomas; to the end that we 
may always have the assistance of his prayers, and 
zealously profess the faith he taught. 

EPISTLE. Ephct. ii. 19. 22. Brethren: You 
are no more strangers and foreigners : but you are 
fellow-citizens with the saints, and the domestics ot* 
God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and 
prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cor- 
ner-stone: in whom all the building being framed 
together, groweth up into an holy temple in the 
Lord. In whom you also are built together into 
an habitation of God in the spirit. 

GRAD. Thy friends, O God, are exceedingly 
honourable, exceedingly mighty is their power. E 
\viil set about to number them : but they will be 
found more numerous than the sands of the sea. 
Alleluia, Alleluia. F. Rejoice ye just, in the Lord: 
it becometh the righteous to join in his praises. AU 
leluia. 

d>00pi> John xx. to *, as on Low Sund. p* 347. 

OFFERT. Ps. xviii. Their sound went thro* 
the whole world: and their words to the farthest 
"bounds of the earth. 



3isJ DECEMBER & id JANUARY. $\ 

SECRET. We pay, O Lord, the homage due 
to thee, humbly beseeching thee to preserve in us 
thy own gifts by the intercession of blessed Thomas 
the apostle, on the day of whose glorious confes- 
sion we offer thee a sacrifice of praise. Thro*. 

COMM, Reach hither thy hand, and feel the 
print of the nails: and be not incredulous, but be- 
lieve. 

P. COMM. Adesto. Assist us, O merciful God, 
and vouchsafe, by the intercession of blessed Tho* 
mas the apostle, to preserve in us, what thou hast 
bestowed upon us. Thro*. 

XXXI. St. SYLVESTER, p. c. 
INTROIT, Sacerdotes, p. 4^4. Collect, Secret 

and P. Comm. as in p. 482, with Commemo. 

rations of all the Festivals, from Christmas-day 

inclusively 

EPISTLE, 2 Tim. iv. i. 8. as in p. 486. 

GRAD. Behold a great Prelate, who in his dayi 
pleased God. V. There was none found like him 
in keeping the law of God. Alleluia, Alleluia. 
V. Pa. I have found my servant David: I have 
anointed him with my holy oil. Alleluia. 

d>0#pel, Luke xii. as in Mass XIH. p. 488. 

OFFERT. PJ. Ixxxviii. I have found David my 
servant: with my holy oil have 1 anointed him. My 
hand shall help him, and my arm shall strengthen 
him 

COMM. Matt. xxiv. as in Mass XIII. p. 489. 



January \L Octave-day. of St. STEPHEN. 

AIL as on the Feast itself y p . 7 8, except 
COLLECT. Omnipotens.& al mighty and eter- 
nal God, who didst consecrate the first fruits of mar- 
tyrdom in the blood of the blessed Leviie Stephen; 
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534 5^* & l tfh JANUARY. 

grant, we beseech thee, that he may intercede for 
us, who begged mercy, even for his persecutors, of 
our Lord Jestis Christ thy Son. Who liveth. 

V. Octave of St. THOMAS of CANTERBURY. 
Mass as on his Feast, p. 85, with Commems. of the 
Eve of the Epiphany, of the Sunday within the 
Octave of Christmas, and of St, Telesphorus, by 
the Collect, &c- o/Mass II. p, 464. $c. 

At the end o/ Mass is read the following 
d500ptl of the Eve of the Epiphany. Matt, 
ii. 19. 23. At that time : When Herod was dead, 
behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to 
Joseph in Egypt, saying: Arise and take the child 
and his mother and go into the land of Israel. For 
they are dead who sought the life of the child And 
he arose and took the child and his mother, and 
came into the land of Israel, But hearing that 
Archelaus reigned in Judea in the room of Herod his 
father, he was afraid to go thither : and being 
warned in his sleep, he turned aside into the qurr- 
ters of Galilee. And he came and dwelt in a city 
called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which 
was said by the prophets: that he shall be called a 
Nazarene. Deo gratias* 

XIV. St. HILARY, bp. c. 

AH as In Mass XIT. p. 485, with a Com mem. o/*Sf t 
Felix, by the following Collect, &c. 

COLLECT. Concede. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that the examples of thy sa : nts 
may excite us to the amendment of our lives: that 
as we celebrate their festivals, so we may imitate 
their virtues. Thro*. 

SECRET of the same. Mercifully receive, O 
Lord, Lhe offerings consecrated to thee by the ms- 



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fits of blessed Felix, thy Martyr, and grant they may 
be a continual support to us. Thro'. 

P. COMM. Quicsumiis. Of the same. We be. 
seech thee, O Lord, that, beinjr fed by these holy 
mysteries of our salvation, we may be helped by 
the prayers of blessed Felix, thy Martyr, whose fes- 
tival we celebrate. Thro'. 

XV. St. PAUL, the first Hermit. 

INTROiT, Justus ut pal ma, p. 489. 

COLLECT. Dens, gui w<w.~. O God, who dost 
comfort us by the yearly solemnity of blessed Paul 
thy Confessor, mercifully grant that while we cele- 
brate his festival, we may imitate his actions. Thro'. 

(2/*St. Maurus. COLLECT as in p. 491. 

EPISTLE. Philip, iii. 7. \ 2. ..-Brethren : The 
things that were gain to me, the same I have 
counted loss for Christ Farthermore I count all 
things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of 
Jesus Christ my Lord : for whom I have suffered the 
loss of all things, and count them but abating, that 
1 may gain Christ : and may be found in him not 
having my justice, which is of the law, but that 
\vhich is of the faith of Christ. Jesus, which is of 
God, justice in faith : that 1 may know him, and 
the power of his resurrection, ana the fellowship of 
jus sufferings, being made conformable to his 
death, if by any means I may attain to the resurrec- 
tion which is from the dead Not as though I had 
already attained, or were already perfect: but 1 fol- 
low after, if i may by any means apprehend, wherein 
I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus. 

GRALX P*. xx.- -Lord, thou hast, prevented him 
ty thy sweet blessings: thou hast set on his head a 
crown of pearls. /'. Fie asked life ot ihee, and thou 
Last pixen him U-npth of days for ever and ever. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. K "The righteous man shall 



536 \6th JANUARY. 

bud like the lily, and flourish for ever in the pre- 
sence of the Lord. Alleluia. 

d>00pU Matt, xi. 25. 30.- At that time : 
Jesus answered and said : I confess to thee, O Fa- 
ther, Lord of heaven and earth> because thon hast 
hid these things from the wise and prudent, and 
hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father j 
for so it hath seemed good in thy sight. All things 
are delivered to me by my Father. And no one 
knoweth the Son, but the Father: neither doth any 
one know the Father, but the Son, and he to 
whom it shall please the Son to reveal him. Come 
to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and 
1 will refresh you. Take up my yoke upon you, 
and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble 
of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For 
tny yoke is sweet, and my burden light. 

OFFER' r. and SECRET as in Mass XIV. p. 49 1. 

COMM. Pi 1 . Ixiii. - The righteous man shall 
rejoice, and hope in the Lord: and all the upright 
of heart shall be praised. 

P. COMM. Refecti, as in Mass Xllf. p. 489. 
Of St. MAURU.S, Protect, as in Mass XV.* p. ^92. 

XVF. St. MARCELLUS, p. m. 

Introit, Gradual, a/zdOffert. as in Mass I. p. 461,4^. 

COLLECT. Preces. Mercifully hear, O Lord, 
we beseech ihee, the prayers of thy people, that we 
may be assisted by the merits of blessed Marc-llu* t 
thy Martyr and Bishop, the feast of whose sufferings 
we celebrate with joy. Thro'* 
EPISTLE and GOSPEL, from Mass II. pp. 464, 
465. 

SECRET. Graciously receive, O God, we be- 
leech thee, the offerings we have made, and, in 



JANUARY. 

ttnsideiation of the merits of blessed >"* 
Martvr and Bishop, grant they may procure tor i 
the helps necessary to our salvation. I hro . 

COMM. * on St. Damasus, ^"ft^ ]M3** 
P COMM. Srfiorfi.-~Thbu hast fed, O Lord. 
thy family with these sacred oblations ; ever 
lore comfort us by his intercession, whose feast we 

celebrate. Thro*. 

XVIII. St. PETER's CHAIR at ROME, Sec. 
u omitting the Comm. of St. Priscaf, this Maw 
tents also for his Chair at Antioch, bpYMaad 
February. 

INTROIT. Statuit, as in Mass I. p. 461. 
COLLECT. DCUJ, $i 6eafo. O God, who by 
delivering to the blessed Apostle Peter the keys of 
the kingdom of heaven, didst give him the power of 
binding and loosing: grant that, by his interces- 
sion, we may be freed from the bonds of our sins. 
"Who livest. _ ~ , 

Of St. PAUL. Deus, qni ntultitudmem, O God, 
who by the preaching ot blessed Paul the Apostle, 
didst instruct the multitude of the Gentiles: grant, 
we beseech thee, that whilst we celebrate his me- 
mory, we may 6nd the effects of his prayers. 

f O/'St PR.ISCA. Da ^wtfswwws. Grant, we be- 
seechihee, O Almighty God, that we who cele- 
brate the memory of blessed Prisca, thy V. and M. 
may find comfort on hej yearly festival and improve 
by the example of her great faith. Thro . 

EPISTLE, i Pet. \. i. 7- Peter, an apostle of 
Jesus Christ, to the strangers dipersed through Pon. 
tus, Galaiia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithyma, fefect 
according to the foreknowledge of God the bather, 
unto the sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience 
and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: grace, 
unto you and peace be multiplied. Blessod be tO$ 



S3 8 l8*A JANUARY. 

God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who ac- 
cording to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto 
a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ 
from the dead, ^unto an inheritance incorruptible, 
and undefiled, and that cannot fade, reserved in 
heaven for you, who by the power of God are kept 
by faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the 
last time. Wherein you shall greatly rejoice, if 
now you must be for a little time made sorrowful 
in divers temptations: that the trial of your faith, 
(much more precious than gold, which is tried by 
the fire) may be found unto praise, and glory, and 
honour, at the appearing of Jesus Christ. 

GRAD. Ps* cxvi. Let them extol him in the 
assembly of the people, and praise him where the 
elders sit. V. Let them thank the Lord for his 
mercy, and publish his wonders as to the sons of 
men. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Thou art Peter, and 
upon this rock 1 will build my church. Alleluia. 

TRACT. (After Septuagesima.) Thou art 
Peter, and upon this rock 1 will build my church, 
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And 
1 will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven* 
V. Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be 
bound in heaven. V. And whatsoever thou shalt 
loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 

(B00pl, Matt, xvi, as on the 29th (/June. 
Offert. Thou art, &c. as in the preceding Tract, toK. 

SECRET. May the intercession, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, of B. Peter thy A p. render the pray- 
ers and offerings of thy church acceptable to thee : 
that the mysteries we celebrate in his honour, may 
obtain for us the pardon of our sins. Thro'. 

Oj St. PAUL. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings 
of thy people by the prayers of Paul thy Apostle: 
that what is acceptable to thee, because by thee in- 
stituted, may become still more acceptable by his in- 
tercession* 



lyth JANUARY. 539 

f O/'St. PRISCA. We beseech thee, O Lord, 
that the sacrifice we offer in honour of the martyr- 
dom of thy saints, may loose the bonds of our sins, 
anfl procure for us the gifts of thy mercy. Thro'. 

COMM. Thou art Peter, and upon this rock 
I will build my church. 

P. COMM. May the sacrifice we have offered, O 
Lord, fill us with holy joy: that as we publish the 
miracles thou hast wrought in the person of thy 
Apostle Peter, so we may, through his prayers, re- 
ceive the abundant effects of thy mercy. Thro'. 

O/'St. PAUL. Sanctificati. Being sanctified, O 
Lord, by these saving mysteries, we pray that we 
may never be deprived of his intercession whom thou 
Last appointed our patron and guide. 

f Of St. PRISCA. Quasumus. Being filled with 
these saving mysteries, we beseech tbee, O Lord, 
that we may be assisted by the prayers of her, whose 
festival we keep. Thro'. 

XiX. St. WOLSTAN, Bp. of Worcester. 
All as in Mass XI. p. 484, except 

COLLECT. Spiritum. 'Infuse into our souls, O 
Lord, the spirit of thy love : that by the intercession 
of blessed Wolstan, thy Confessor and Bishop, we 
may be made worthy to enjoy the fruits thereof in 
eternal felicity. Thro*. 

SECRET. Receive/we beseech thee, O Lord, 
the offerings of thy suppliant servants: and grant 
that what our guilty consciences dare not hope for, 
thy mercy would bestow on us, by the intercession 
of blessed Wolstan. Thro'. 

P. COMM. Salutaris, Being replenished, O 
Lord, with thy wholesome mysteries, we humbly 
beseech thy clemency, that the prayers of him may 
not be wanting to us, under whose patronage thou 
hast placed us. Thro'. 



54 2Cth JANUARY. 

XX. SS. FABIANcmd SEBASTIAN, mm. 

INTROIT, s in Mass VII. p. 475. 

COLLECT, Injirmitatarii with its Secret and 
P. Comm. in the plural number, as in p* 461. 

EPISTLE. Heb. xi. 33, 39. ... Brethren: The 
saints by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, 
obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 
quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of 
the sword, recovered strength from weakness, be- 
came valiant in battle, put to flight the armies of 
foreigners : women received their dead raised to life 
again. But others were racked, not accepting deli- 
verance, th.it they might find a better resurrection. 
And others had trial of mockeries and stripes, more* 
over also of bands and prisons: they were stoned , 
they were cut asunder, they were tempted, they 
were put to death by the sword, they wandered aboul 
in sheep skins, and in goat-skins, being in want, 
distressed, atflicted : of whom the world \\asnol 
worthy; wandering in desarts, in mountains, and in 
dens, and in raves of the earth. And all these being 
approved by the testimony of faith, in Christ Jesus 
our Lord, 

GRAD. E.vod. xv. --- God is glorious in his. 
saints, wonderful in his majesty, and performetli 
prodigies. V. Thy right hand, O Lard, hath glo- 
riously displayed its strength: thy right hand hath 
defeated thv enemies. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. Thy 
saints, () God, shall bless thee, and publish the 
glory of thy kingdom. Alleluia. 

(BOjSpCl, Lukevi. as in Mass VIII. p. 478. 

OFFERT. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice y 
righteous: and praise him all ye upright of heart. 

COMM. Luke vi.- A great many that were dis. 
eased, and tormented by unclean spirits, came to 
him, because a virtue proceeded from him, aad 
healed them ail. 



2IS* & 22d JANUART. 4* 

XXL St. AGNES, v. m. 

7NTROIT, Me expectaverunt, as in p. 496. 

COLLECT. Omnipotens.Q almighty and eter- 
nal God, who makest choice of the weak things of 
this world to confound the strong: mercifully grant 
that we, who celebrate the feast of blessed Agnes, 
thy Virgin and Martyf, may experience the effects of 
her prayers. Thro*. 

LESSON, a? in Mass XVI. p. 493- 

GRAD. Grace is spread on thy lips, therefore 
hath God blessed thee for ever. V. For thy truth, 
meekness, and righteousness, shall thy right hand 
also lead thee on wonderfully. Alleluia, Alleluia. 
V. The five wise virgins took oil in their vessels with 
their lamps, and at midnight there was a cry: Be- 
hold the bridegroom cometh, go ye forth and meet 
Christ the Lord. Alleluia. 
After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said the 

TRACT, Veni Sponsa, which with the. GOSPEL and 

OF PERT, are also taken from Mass XVI. p. 494, i$r. 

SECRET. Favourably receive, O Lord, the of- 
ferings we make thee, and by the intercession of 
blessed Agnes, thy Virgin and Martyr, loosen tlve 
bonds of our sins. Thro*. 

COMM. The five wise virgins, &c. as in p. 499. 

P. CpMM. Refccti. Being refreshed, O Lord, 
with this heavenly meat and drink, we hurjibly be- 
seech thee that we may be aided by her prayers, on 
whose festival we have received these sacred myste- 
ries. Thro'. 

XXII. SS. VINCENT and ANASTAS1US, mm. 

All as in Mass VII. p. 475, except 
COLLECT. ^t/csto. Hear, O Lord, our ear- 
nest prayers, that we, who are sensible ofihegui!t 
of our crimes, may be delivered therefrom by the 
prayers of thy blessed Martyrs Vincent and Anasta- 
tic Thro 1 . 

Zz 



24th JANUARY. 

SECRET, We bring, as in Mass VIII. p. 479. 

P. COMM. Quaswnus. We beseech thee, O 
Almighty God, that by the intercession of thy blessed 
Martyrs Vincent and Anastasius, the heavenly food 
\ve have received may defend us from all adversity. 
Thro'. 

XXIII. St. RAYMOND of PENNAFORT, c. 

All as in Mass XIII. p. 488, except 
COLLECT. Dcus, qui beatum.O God, who 
didst make blessed Raymond an excellent minister 
of the sacrament of penance, and didst miraculously 
conduct him through the waves of the sea; grant, 
by his intercession, that we may bring forth worthy 
fruits of penance, and be enabled to arrive at the 
port of eternal salvation. Thro'. 
Commem. of St. Emerentiana, by the Collect, In- 
cluigentiam, with its Secret, and P. Comni. as in 
Mass XVII. p. 496, 4"C. 

XXIV. St. TIMOTHY, bp. m. 
All as in Mass I. p. 461, except 
EPISTLE, i Tim..\\. \ i, 16. Dear Brother : 
Follow after justice, godliness, faith, charity, pa- 
tience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay 
hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art called, and 
hast confessed a good confession before many wit- 
nesses. I charge thee before God, who quickeneth 
all things, and before Christ Jesus, who gave testi- 
mony under Pontius Pilate, a good confession: that 
thou keep the commandment without spot, blame- 
less, unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 
which in his times he shall shew, who is the Bless. 
ed, and only Mighty, the King of kings, and Lord of 
lords : who only hath immortality, and in habit eth 
light inaccessible, whom no man hath seen nor can 
ee: to whom be honqur and empire everlasting. 
A men. 



25^ JANUARY. 543 

XXV. CONVERSION of St. PAUL. 

1NTRO1T. i Tim. i. I know whom I have 
trusted, and am sure that he is a just judge, and able 
to keep what 1 have deposited in his hands against 
that day. 1's. Lord thou hast tried me, and hast 
known'me : thon hast known my sitting down, and 
rny up- rising. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Deus, ywi. O God, who, by the 
preaching of blessed Paul thy Apostle, didst instruct 
the whole world; grant, we beseech thee, that we, 
who this day honour his conversion, may, by his ex- 
ample, learn to come to thee. Thro'. 
Oj St. PETER, Deus, qul ieato, as on the Feast of 

his Chair at Rome, the iSth of January, p. 537. 

LESSON. Acts vi. i 22. In those days: Saul 
breathing put threatening and slaughter against the 
disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and 
asked of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogues, 
that if he found any men and women of this way, 
he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. And as 
he went on his journey, it came to pass thathedrew 
nigh to Damascus: and suddenly a light from hea- 
ven shined round about him. And falling on the 
ground he heard a voice saying to him : Saul, Saul, 
why ptrsecutest thou me I* Who said: Who art 
thou, Lord ? And he said: I am Jesus of Nazareth, 
whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick 
against the goad. And he trembling and astonish, 
ed, said : Lord, what wilt thou have me to do ? 
And the Lord said to him: Arise, and go into the 
city, and there it shall be told thee what thou must 
do. Now the men who went in company with him 
stood amazed, hearing indeed a voice, but seeing no 
man. And Saul arose from the ground, and when 
his eyes were opened he saw nothing. But they 
leading him by the hand, brought him to Damascus. 
And he was there three days without sight, and lie 
did neither eat nor drink. Now there was a certain 



544 t$t1l JANUARY. 

disciple at Damascus, named Ananias: and the 
Lord said to him in a vision ; Ananias. And he 
said: Behold I am here. Lord. And the Lord said 
to him : Arise, and go into the street that is called 
Strait, and seek in the house of .Judas, one named 
Saul of Tarsus. For behold he prayeth. (And he 
saw a man named Ananias, coming in and putting 
his hands upon him, that he might recover his sight.) 
But Ananias answered; Lord, I have heard by ma- 
ny of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy 
saints in Jerusalem : and here he hath authority from 
the chief priests to bind all that invoke thy name. 
And the Lord said to him: Go thy way, for this 
man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name 
before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of 
Israel. For I will shew him how great things he 
must suffer for my name's sake. And Ananias went 
his way, and entered into the house : and laying his 
Jiands upon him, he said: Brother Saul, the Lord 
Jesus hath sent me, he that appeared to thee in the 
way as thou earnest; that thou mayest receive thy 
sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And im- 
mediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, 
and he received his sight: and rising up he was 
baptized. And when he had taken meat, he was 
strengthened. And he was with the disciples that 
were at Damascus for some days. And immediate. 
ly he preached Jesus in the synagogues, that he is 
the Son of God. And all that heard him were asto- 
nished, and said; Is not this he who persecuted in 
Jerusalem those who called upon this name: and 
came hither for that intent that he might carry them 
bound to the chief priests? But Saul increased 
much more in strength, and confounded the Jews 
who dwelt in Damascus, affirming that this is the 
Christ. 

GRAD. Gal. ii. He that assisted Peter in the 
apostleship among the Jews, assisted me also among 



JAM/ARY. 54^ 

the Gentiles r and they have known the grace o 
God that was given me. P", The grace of God waa 
not fruitless in me: but his grace always abideth in 
me. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The ^reat St. Paul was a 
chosen vessel, and truly worthy of honour : who also 
deserves to be seated on a twelfth throne. Alleluia. 
After Septuag. instead of the Alleluia and V. is said 

TRACT. ^Thou, O' holy Paul, the Apostle, art 
a chosen vessel : thou art truly worthy of glory. 
V. Thou wast the preacher of truth and the doctor 
of the Gentiles in the faith and in the truth. K. By 
thee all nations have known the grace of God. 
V. Intercede for us to God who chose thee. 

GOSfpd, Matt. xix. as in Mass XV.* p. 492. 

OFFERT. Ps. xxxviii. -To me, O God, thy 
friends are exceeding honourable ; exceeding mighty 
is their power. 

SECRET, Sanctify, &c. as p. 538. Of St. PIS- 
TE R, May the intercession, &c. ib, 

COMM* V r erily I say to you : that you who have 
forsaken all things and followed me, shall receive 
an hundred fold, and obtain eternal life. 

P. COMM. Of St. PTER, May, &c, as w th< 
i8t/i instant^ p. 539, 

XXVI. St. POLYCARP, bp. m. 

All as in Mass II. p. 464, excent 
EPISTLE, i John ill. 10, 16 Most dearly be* 
lored : Whosoever is not just, is not of God, nor he 
that loveth not his brother. For this is the declara- 
tion, which you have heard from the beginning, 
that >ou should love one another. Not as Cain, 
who was of the wicked one, and killed his brother. 
And wherefore did he kill him? Because his owu 
works were wicked : and his brother's just* Won- 
der not, brethren, if the world hate you. We know- 
that we have passed from death to lift 1 , because "& 

fca 



546 Zjth & 28/i JANUARY. 

love the brethren. He that loveth not ab'deth in 
death. Whosoever hateth his brother, is a murder, 
er. And you know that no murderer hath eternal life 
abiding in himself. In this we have known the cha- 
rity of God, because he hath laid down his life for 
us : and we ought to lay down our lives for the bre- 
thren. 

(000pel, Matt. x. and P. COMM. Refecti, 
as in p. 469. 

XXVII. St. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, bp. c. 

All as in Mass XIT. p. 485, except 
COLLECT, Ecclesiam.-- May thy heavenly grace, 
\ve beseech thee, O Lord, enlarge the Church which 
thou hast been pleased to enlighten by the resplen- 
dent virtues and learning of blessed John thy Con* 
lessor and Bishop. Thro*. 

GRAD. Behold a great Prelate, who in his days 
pleased God. T. There was none found like him 
in keeping the law of the Most High. Alleluia, 
Alleluia* F. Blessed is the man who surTereth 
temptation, for \vheu he hath been tried he shall 
receive a crown of life. Alleluia. 

XXVIII. St. AGNES, v, m. a second time. 

INTROIT, Vultum tuum, p, 499. 

COLLECT^ Dens, gui O God, who rejoicest 
us by the yearly solemnity of B Agnes, thy v. and 
m. ; grant, we beseech .thee, that we may imitate her 
life, to whose memory we pay mis honour Thro'. 

EPISTLE, Gradual, and Trad, as in p. 5^0. 

d>00pl) Matt, xiii, as in p. 501. 

OFFERT. Grace ', .-.pread on thy lips, therefore 
hath God blessed thee for ever. 

SECRET. May thy blessing, we beseech thee, O 
'Lord, plentifully descend upon these our offerings, 
that through thy mercy they may both sanctify us 



l9// & 3'S' JAN. & ist FEBRUARY. 54? 

and cause \is to rejoice in the solemnity of thy mar- 
tyrs. Thro'. 

COMM. The kingdom of heaven is like to a 
merchant seeking good pearls, who having found 
one of great value, \vent and sold all his possessions 
and bought it. 

P. COMM* Suwpshmts. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, that the votive mysteries we have received 
on tins annual solemnity, may both succour us in 
this temporal life, and procure for us that which will 
have no end. Thro 1 . 

XXIX. St. FRANCIS de SALES. 

All as in Mass X. * />, 482, except 
COLLECT, Dcus, ywi O God, who for the 
salvation of souls was pleased that B. Francis, thy 
conf. and bp. should become all to all: mercifully 
grant, that, being plentifully enriched with the sweet- 
ness of thy charity, by following his directions, and 
by the help of his merits, we may obtain life ever- 
lasting. Thro*. 

XXXI. St. PETER NOLASCUS, c. 

AIL as In Mass XIV. ^.489, except 
COLLECT. Dcus, qui. O God, who, in imita- 
tion of thy charily, didst inspire B. Peter to institute 
a new order in the Church for the redemption of 
captives; grant, by his intercession, that being deli- 
ven-.i fr-iin the slavery of sin, we may enjoy everlast- 
ing liberty in our heavenly country Thro'. 

wry I. St. IGNATIUS, bp. m. 
INTROJT, GV. vi.. -God forbid I should glory 

in anv thing biit in the cross ofour Lord Jesus Christ : 
. by whom the world is crucified to me, and 1 to the 
\\orld. Ps cxxxi. Remember David, O Lord, and 
all his meekness in suffering. F. Glory. 



54$ *d FEBRUARY. 

COLL. $CR. and P. COMM. as in Mass I. 77.46*, 

EPISTLE, Rom. viii. 35, 39.- Brethren: Who 
then shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall 
tribulation? o* distress? or famine? or nakedness ? 
or danger? or persecution ? or the sword ? (As it is 
written ; "For thy sake we are put to death all the 
day long. We are accounted as sheep for the 
slaughter.**) But in all these things we overcome, 
because of him that hath loved us. For I am sure 
that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor princi- 
palities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things 
to come, nor might, nor height, nor depth, nor any 
other creature, shall be able to separate us from the 
love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

GRADUAL, Behold, as on January 27, p. 546. 

Alleluia, Alleluia* V. Gal. ii. I am nailed with 
Christ to his cross ; I live, but now it is not 1, but 
Christ that liveth in me. Alleluia. 
After Septuag. instead (/Alleluia and V. is said the, 

TRACT, Desidermm, p. 462. 
(BOSfpCl) John xii* as on St. Laurence, Aug. 10, 

OFFERT. Thou hast crowned, as in p. 467. 

COMM. I am the wheat of Christ: I am to be 
ground by the teeth of wild beasts, that I may be 
found pure bread. 

II. PURIFICATION of the B. V, MARY. 

^PHIS feast is kept, not only in remembrance of our Sa-* 
viour's Pn sentation in the Temple 40, days after his> 
birth, (in compliance with the law of Moses, Lev. xii.) 
but alfo in commemoration of H i s BLESSED MOTHER'S 
PURIFYING HERSELF, by offering that sacrifice in the 
temple, which was prescribed by the same law. Its in- 
stitution must be of an early date, since we find mention 
made of it in the 5th century. By the distribution of the 
blessed candles, the faithful are exhorted to be as piously 
disposed as holy SIMEON was when he took Christ in his 
arms, and prophesied that he should become the LI 5 MY. 



id FEBRUARY. 549 

of the Gentiles and the c t o R Y of Israel. Let us therefore 
receive the candles from the hands of the Priest with a be- 
coming piety, as an emblem of Christ, who is the light of 
our souls, and with him let us also offer up ourselves, as 
purified by his blood to his Eternal Father. 

At the BLESSING of the CANDLES. 

The Lord be with you. H. And with thy spirit* 
Let us pray. Domine sancte. 

HOLY Lord, Father Almighty, and Eternal God, 
who didst create all things out of nothing, 
ana by the labour of the bees following thy com- 
mands, hast brought this liquor to the perfection of 
wax; and who, on this day, didst accomplish th$ 
desire of the righteous Simeon, we humbly beseech 
thee, that by the invocation of thy most holy name, 
and by the intercession of blessed Mary, ever a vir- 
gin, whose festival we this day devoutly celebrate, 
and by the prayers of all thy saints, thou wouldst 
vouchsafe to bless J and sanctify { these candles, 
for the service of men, and for the good of their bo. 
dies and souls in all places; and that thou wouldst 
please mercifully to hear from thy holy temple, and 
from the throne of thy majesty, the prayers of this 
thy people, who desire to carry them in their hands 
with reverence, and with sacred hymns to praise thy 
name; and shew mercy to all that cry out unto 
thee, whom thou hast redeemed by the precious 
blood of thy beloved Son : who liveth. JR. Amen.' 
Let us pray. Omnipotent sempiterne Dcus. 

O Almighty and Eternal God, who, on this dav 
wast pleased that thy only Son should be pre, 
sented in the temple, and be received into the arm$ 
of holy Simeon : we humbly beseech thy mercy to 
bless 4-, sanctify >|*, and give the light <y thy hea- 
venly benediction to these candles, which we thy 
servants desire to carry in honour of ihy name; that 
by offering them to thee, our Lord God, we may be 
inflamed with the fire of thy sweet loye, and niad^ 



$5^ id FEBRUARY. 

worthy to be presented in the holy temple of thy 
glory. Thro' the same. JR. Amen. 

Let us pray. Domine Jesu. 

LORD Jdsus Christ, the true light, that enlight- 
eneth every man that cometh into the world: 
pour forth thy blessing *J* upon these candles, and 
sanctify *f them by the light of thy grace: and grant 
in thy mercy, that as these candles, by their visible 
light, dispel the darkness of the night, so our hearts, 
burning with invisible fire, and enlightened by the 
grace of the Holy Ghost, may be delivered from all 
blindness of sin : that, the eye of our soul being pu 
rified, we may discern those things that are pleasing 
to thee, and beneficial to our souls; that after hav- 
ing finished the darksome passage of this life, we 
tnay come to never-fading joys through thee, O Je- 
sus Christ, the Saviour of the world, who, in perfect 
Trinity livest. JR. Amen. 

Let us pray* Omnipotens sempiterne* 

OAl-viebty and Eternal God f who, by thy ser- 
vant Moses, commandedst the purest oil to be 
prepared for lamps, continually to burn in thy pre* 
sence, mercifully pour forth the grace of thy bless- 
ing ^ on there candles: that as they supply us with 
visible light, so, b> rhv assistance, the light of thy 
Spirit may never be wanting inwardly in our souls. 
Thro% JR Amen. 

Let us pray* Domine Jesu* 

LORD Jtsus Christ, who, appearing amongst 
men in the substance of our flesh, wast pleased 
this day to be presented in the temple by thy pa- 
rents, and whom the venerable Simeon, enlightened 
by the Holy Ghost, publicly confessing, received in 
his amis, and blessed : mercifully grant, that, being 
inspired and taught by the grace of the same holy 
Spirit, we may sincerely acknowledge and faithfully 
love thee ; who with God the Father, in the unity 
of the same holy Spirit, livest, &c. jft. Amen* 



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Jlrrc the Priest having put incense in the Censer 
sprinkles the Candles with holy Water, saying, 
Sprinkle, &c. /?. xiii. without the Ps. After jum* 
itho.'m he distributes them to the Faithful, who 
receive them kneeling, first kissing the Candle, 
and then the Hand of the Priest. During the 
Distribution of the Candles in sung, 
ANT, Lumen ad revelationem Gentium, et glo- 

riam plebis tuse Israel. 

CANTICLE, Luke ii. 

N'UNC dimittis servum tuum Domine: * secun- 
dum verbum tuum m pace. Ant. Lumen, &c. 
Quia vide runt oculi mei : * sal u tare tuum. 
Ant. Lumen, &c. 

Quod parasti * ante faciem omnium populorum. 
Ant. Lumen, &c. 

Gloria Patri, &c. Ant. Tyumen, &c. 
Sicut erat in principio, &c. Ant. Lumen, &c. 

Then is sung the following 

Ant. Exurge Domine adjuva nos : et libera nos 
propter nomen tuum. Ps. Deus auribus nostris aiulU 
vim us ; patres nostri annuntiaverunt nobis. K.Gloria. 

Ant. Exurge, to Ps. 
After Septuag. when this Festival does not fall on a 

Sunday, is said, 

P. JFlectamus genua. R. Legate. 
PRAYER. Exuudi ...Give ear, we beseech thee, 
O Lord, to thy people: that what we outwardly 
perform by this yearly devotion, we may inwardly 
obtain the effects of, by the light of thy grace. 
Thro'. Amen. 

At Mass the Candles arc held lighted during the Cos- 
pel, and from the Consecration, //// ujtcr the Com- 
munion. 

INTROIT, * Suscepimus, as in p. 411. 
COLLECT. Ow/upofens.Q Almighty and Eter- 
rial God, we humbly beseech thy divine majt-sty, 
,s thy only Son iu the substance of our fi^sh, 



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was this Jay presented in the temple, so our souls, 
being perfectly cleansed, may become a pure obla- 
tion and he presented to thee. Thro'. 

LESSON. Mai. iii. 1,4. T/ws saith the Lord - 
God: Behold I send my angel, and he shall prepare 
the way before my face. And presently the Lord 
whom you seek, and the angel of the Testament 
whom you desire, shall come to his temple. Be- 
hold he cometh, saith the Lord of hosts: and who 
shall be able to think of the day of his coming ? and 
who shall stand to see him ? For he is like a refining 
fire, and like the fullers herb: and he shall sit refin* 
Ing and cleansing the silver, and he shall purify the 
sons of Levi, and shall refine them as gold, and as 
silver, and the r shall offer sacrifices to the Lord in 
justice. And the sacrifice of Judea and Jerusalem 
shall please the Lord, as in the days of old, and in 
the ancient years : saith the Lord Almighty. 

'Git AD. Ps. xlvii. We have received thy mercy, 
O God, in the midst of thy temple: thy praise, O 
God, as well as thy name, is spread to the ends of 
ihe earth. V. As we have heard, so we have seen 
it come to pass in the city of our God, on his holy 
mountain. Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The old man 
carried the Child, and the Child governed the old 
man. Alleluia. 

After Scptuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 
TRACT. Nunc dimi'tti/. Now thou dost dis- 
miss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word, in 
peace. Because my eyes have seen thy promised 
salvation. Which thon hast now prepared to shew 
unto all nations. A lig'ut to enlighten the Gentiles, 
and the glory of thy people Israel. 

(BOJfptU Luke ii. 22, 32 At that time: 

When the days of the purification of Mary, accord, 
ing to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they 
carried Jesus to Jerusalem, to present him to the 
.Lord. As it is written in the )aw of the Lord, Every 



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ry mate opening the womb shall be called holy to the 
Lord. And to offer a sacrifice according as it is 
written in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtle doves, 
or two young pigeons. And behold there was a 
man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and this man was 
just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Is- 
rael: and the Holy Ghost was in him. And he 
liad received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that 
he should not see death, before he had seen the 
Christ of the Lord. And he came by the Spirit in- 
to the temple. And when his parents brought in 
the child Jesus, to do for him according to thecus 
torn of the law, he also took him into his arms, and 
blessed God, and said : Now thou dost dismiss thy 
servant, O Lord, according to thy word, in peace* 
Because my eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou 
hast prepared before the face of all people : a light 
to the revelation of the* Gentiles, and the glory of 
thy people Israel. CREDO. 

OFFER'! 1 . Ps. xliv, Grace is spread on thy lips, 
therefore hath God blessed thee for ever and ever. 

SECRET. Mercifully hear our prayers, O Lordj 
and grant us the assistance of thy mercy, that what 
we offer to thy divine majesty may be worthy to be 
accepted. Thro'. 

PREFACE, Quia per incarnati, p. xxx. 

COMM. Luke i Simeon received an answer 
from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death 
till he beheld the Christ of the Lord. 

P. COMM. Quesurnus. We beseech thee, O 
Lord our God, that the sacred mysteries we have re 
ceived to preserve our new life, may, by the inter- 
cession of B. Mary, ever a Virgin, become a remedy 
to us both now and for the future. Thro'. 
When the Purification/^//* on Septuagesima, Sexa- 

gesima, or Quinquagesima Sunday, although the 

Candles are blessed, 4-0. yet the Mas* is deferred 
till next i)ay. 

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554 4^ & $tk FEBRUARY. 

IV. St. ANDREW CORSINI, bp.c. 

All as in Mass X*. p. 482, except 
COLLECT- D^s, qui O God, who in every 
age furnishest the Church with fresh examples of 
virtue : grant thy faithful so closely to imitate blessed 
Andrew, thy Confessor and Bp. as to be, one da)', 
partakers in his reward. Thro'. 



V. St. AGATHA, v. m. 

*' All as in Mass XVI, p. 493, except 

TNTROIT. Let us rejoice in the Lord, and ce- 
lebrate this festival in honour of blessed Agatha the 
Martyr, for whose martyrdom the angels rejoice, 
mid join in the praises of the Son of God. Ps. My 
heart hath uttered a good word : I refer my works to 
the king. V. Glory, 

EPISTLE, i Cor. i. 26. 31. ... Brethren: See 
your vocation : there are not many wise according 
ito the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble : but 
the foolish things of this world hath God chosen, 
that he may confound the wise: and the weak 
things of the world hath God chosen, that he may 
confound tLe strong ; and the base things of the 
-y/orld, and the things that are contemptible hath 
God chosen, and things' that are not, that he might 
bring to nought things that are, that no flesh should 
glory in his sight. But of him are you in Christ 
Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and 
Justice, and sanctification, and redemption : that, 
'as it is written, He that glorieth, may glory in the 
Lord. 

GRAD. Ps. xlv God will assist her with his 
looks: God is in her, and she shall not fail, V. A 
swift running stream rejoiceth the city of God : the 
Most High hath consecrated his tabernacle. Allel. 



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Allel. V. I spoke of thy law in the presence of 
kings, and I was not ashamed. Alleluia. 

After Septuag. instead of Alleluia and V. is said 

TRACT, Qui st/ninant, ^.476. 
C50pCl+ Mutt. xix. 3. 12. At that time i 
The Pharisees came to Jesus to tempt him, saying : 
Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every 
cause ? Who answering, said to them : ETave ye not 
read, that he who made man from the beginning,. 
made, I hem mule and female i And he said : For this 
cause shall a man Icarc father and mother, and shall 
cleave to his wife^ and they two shall be in one flesh. 
Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. 
What therefore God hath joined together, let no 
man put asunder. They say to him: Why did 
Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to 
put away ? He saith to them : Because Moses, by 
reason of the hardness of your heart, permitted you 
to put away your wives : but from the beginning it 
was not so. And I say to you, that whosoever shall 
put away his wife, except it be for fornication, 
and shall marry another, conimitteth adultery ; and 
he that shall marry her that is put away, conimitteth 
adultery. His disciples say to him: If the case 
of a man with his wife be so, it is not expedient to 
marry. Who said to them: All men take not this 
word, but they to whom it is given. For there are 
eunuchs, who were born so from their mother's 
womb: and there are eunuchs, who were made so 
by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made 
themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. He 
that can take, let him take it. 

COMM. He who vouchsafed to heal all my 
wounds, and restore my breast to my body, is the 
living God, whom 1 call upon. 



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VIII. St. JOHN of MATH A, c. 
All as in Mass XIII, p. 488, except 
COLLECT. Deus O God, who by holy John 
was pleased, under thy heavenly directions, to in- 
stitute the Order of the most Holy Trinity, for the 
redemption of captives out of the hands of the Sara- 
cens: grant, we beseech thee, that by his merits we 
may be delivered, by thy grace, from all captivity 
of both body and mind. Thro'. 

X, St. SCHOLASTiCA, v. 

All as in Mass XIX. p. 498* except 
COLLECT, Deus, qui.Q God, who to re- 
commend to us innocence of life, wast pleased to let- 
the soul of thy blessed Virgin Scholastica ascend to 
heaven in the shape of a dove; grant, by her merits 
and prayers, that we may lead innocent lives here f 
and ascend to eternal joys hereafter. Thro*. 

XIV. St. VALENTINE, pr. and m. 

All as in Mass III. p. 466, except 
COLLECT. Pr^ta. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we who solemnize the fes- 
tival of blessed Valentine, thy Martyr, may, by his 
instruction be delivered from all the evils that 
threaten us. Thro*. 

SECRET. Be appeased, O Lord, we beseech 
thee, with the offerings we have made, and by the 
intercession of blessed Valentine, thy martyr, defend 
us from all dangers. Thro*. 

P. COMM Sit nobis. - - May this divine sacra- 
Tnent strength en us, O Lord, both in body and soul, 
that by the intercession of blessed Valentine, thy 
martyr, we may receive the effects of what we cele- 
brate. Thro*. 



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XXIV. or XXV. St. MATTHIAS, ap. 

1NTROIT, Mihi autem, as in p. 524. 

COLLECT. jDtus. O God, who didst add B. 
Matthias to the number of thy Apostles, grant, we 
beseech thee, that by his prayers \ve may be ever 
sensible of the effects of thy mercy. Thro/ 

LESSON. Acts i. 15. 26. In those days : 
Peter rising up in the midst of the brethren, said i 
(now the number of persons together w; s about an 
hundred and twenty,) Men brethren, the scripture 
must needs be fulfilled which the Holy Ghost spoke 
before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who 
was the leader of them that apprehended Jesus : who 
wns numbered with us, and had obtained part of this 
ministry. And he indeed hath possessed a field of 
the reward of iniquity, and being hanged burst 
asunder in the midst: and all his bowels gushed out. 
And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jeru. 
salem : so that the same field was called in their 
tongue Haceldama, that is to say, the field of 
blood. For it is written in the book of Psalms ; 
Let their habitation become desolate, and let there be 
HQHC to dwell therein. And his bishopric let another 
take,. Wherefore of these men who have compa- 
nied with us, all the time that the Lord Jesus came 
in and went out among us, beginning from the bap. 
tism of John until the day wherein he was *afcen up 
from us, one of these must be made a witness with 
ns of his resurrection. And they appointed two, 
Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, 
and Matthias. And praying they said- Thou, Lord, 
who knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of 
these two thou hast chosen, to take the place of 
this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas hath 
bv transgression fallen, that he might go to his own, 
place. And they gave them lots, and the lot fell 



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upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the ele- 
ven apostles. 

GRAD. Ps. cxxxviii. Thy friends, O God, are 
truly honourable: exceeding mighty is their power* 
V. I will set about to number them ; but their num. 
ber will be found to exceed the sands of the sea. 

TRACT, Deslderium animcE, p. 46 2. 

(3pQfpl ? Matt, xi. as on j ^th January, p, 535. 

OFFERT. Ps. xliv. Thou wilt make them rulers 
over the whole earth: they shall be mindful of thy 
name, O Lord, from generation to generation. 

SECRET. Grant, O Lord, that (the prayer of 
B. Matthias, thy ap. accompanying the offerings we 
make to thy holy name) we may be both cleansed 
from our sins, and defended thereby. Thro'. 

COMM. Matt. xix. You who have followed me, 
shall sit on thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. 

P. COMM. Prasta.-. -Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that by virtue of the sacrament 
we have received, and the intercession of B. Mat- 
thias, thy ap we may obtain the pardon of our sins, 
and peace. Thro'. 



March II. St. CHAD, Bp. of Litchfield. 

All as in Mass XL p. 484, except 
COLLECT. Omnipotent. Almighty and eternal 
God, who r^joicest us this day in the obervation of 
the festival of B. Chad, thy Conf. and Bp. we hum- 
b!y beseech thy clemency, that, as we devoutly 
observe his solemnity, we may through his interces- 
sion obtain the reward of eternal lite. Thro 1 

SECRET. Be favourable, O Lord, to our pray- 
ers : and grant, by the intercession of B.Chad, thy 
c. and bp. that by assisting at these mysteries, we 
may be delivered from all sin, and purified by -thy 
Thro*. 



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P. COMM. Prasta. Grant, we beseech thee, 

Lord our God, that we who have offered to thee 
these divine mysteries, may obtain thy mercy, and 
advance to a full enjoyment of them above. Thro'. 

IV. St. CASIMIR, c. 

All as in Mass XIII. p 488, except 
COLLECT. Deus, gui.O God, who amidst 
the delights of a court, and the attractive snares of 
the world, didst preserve holy Casimir constant and 
faithful in thy service ; grant, we beseech thee, that 
by his intercession, thy people may despise the tran- 
sitory things of this world, and eagerly pursue those 
that are everlasting. Thro'. 

Here is made a Comment, of St. Lucius, l>y the 
Collect, &c. <y'Mass II. p. 464. 

VII. St. THOMAS of AQUIN, c, D. 

All as in Mass XII. /? 48 r, except 
COLLECT. De., qui.O God, who bv the 
wonderful learning of blessed Thomas, thy Con. 
fessor, hast illustrated thy Church, and by his virtues 
hast enlarged it ; grant, \ve beseech thee, that we 
may understand what he taught, and, in our lives, 
follow what he practised. Thro*. 

LESSON. U'i^l. vii. 7. 14. I wished, and un- 
derstanding was given me; and I called upon God, 
and the spirit of wisdom came upon me; and I pre- 
ferred her before kingdoms and thrones, and esteem- 
ed riches nothing in comparison of her. Neither did 

1 compare unto her a;. s stone, for all gold 
in comparison of her is as a little sand, and silver in 
resp.-ct to her shall be counted a; clay. I loved her 
above health and beauty, and chose to have her in. 
stead of light, for her light cannot be put out. Now- 
all good things came to me together with her, and 
innumerable riches through her hands. And I re- 



560 gth&loth MARCH. 

joiced in them all : for this wisdom went before me, 
and I knew not that she was the mother of them all. 
Which I have learned without guile, and communi- 
cate withoyt envy, and her riches 1 hide not. For 
she is an infinite treasure to men, which they that 
use become the friends of God, being commended 
for the gifts of discipline. 

IX. St. FRANCES, w. 

All as in Mass XXI. p. 502, except 

COLLECT, Deus.-->Q God, who amongst other 

privileges of thy grace, didst honour B. Frances, thy 

handmaid, with the familiar company of Angels; 

grant, we beseech thee, by her prayers, that we also 

may be admitted into their society. Thro*. 

X, The FORTY MARTYRS. 

1NTROIT. Ps. xxxiii. The righteous cried outt 
and the Lord heard them: and delivered them from, 
all their distress. Ps. 1 will bless the Lord at all 
times: his praise shall be for ever in my mouth. V. 
Glory. 

COLLECT. Prasta. Grant, we beseech thee, i 
O Almighty God, that as we have seen the courage ; 
of thy holy martyrs, in the confession of thy faith, so 
\ve may experience their kindness in interceding with 
thee for us. Thro*. 

EPISTLE, Heb. xi. as on Jan. 20, p. 540. 

GRAD. Ps. cxxxii. Behold how good and de | 
lightful it is for brethren to live in peace. V. It is ! 
like the perfumed oil, which from the head, came . 
down all over the beard of Aaron. 

TRACT, Qui sewnant, as in Mass VII. p. 476, 
and GOSPEL, Luke v\, from Mass VIII. ^.478, 

OFFERT. P/. xxxi. Rejoice in the Lord, and j 
"be glad, O ye righteous 5 and praise him all ye up- 
right of heart i 



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SF.CRET. Mercifully look down, O Lord, on 

j :he sacrifice we offer thee; and grant, by the inter- 
o ^ion of thy martyrs, that it may increase our devo- 
tion, and avail to our salvation. Thro*. 

COMM. Matt, xii Whoever shall do the will 

of my Father, who is in heaven, the same is my 
brother, sister, and mother, saiththe Lord. 

P. COMM. Qu<esu?nus.~ We beseech thee, O Al- 
mighty God, that we may one day obtain the effects 
of that salvation, of which we have received the 
pledge in these mysteries. Thro*. 

XI. St JOHN of GOD, c. 
All as in Mass XI I L p. 488, except 

COLLECT. Deus, gui. O God, who didst 
grant thy servant John, being inflamed with the fire 
of thy love, to walk without hurt through the midst 
of flames, and by him didst institute a new order in 
thy Church : grant, by his merits, that the fire of 
thy charity may cure our diseased souls, and obtain 
for us eternal remedies. 

OE>00pl, Matt. xxii. as in p. 432. 

XII. St. GREGORY, p. c. 

INTRO1T, Sacerdotes tui, p. 484. 

COLLECT. Deus> qui. O God, who hast re- 
warded the soul of blessed Gregory, thy servant, 
with eternal biiss: mercifully grant that we who 
are oppressed by the weight of our sins, may find 
relief by his intercession. Thro'. 

EPISTLE, 2 Tun. as in Mass XII. p. 486. 

GRAD. The Lord hath sworn, and he will not 
repent, thou art a priest for ever according to the 
order of Melchlsedech. V. The Lord said to my 
Lord, sit thou at my right hand. 

'1 RACT, Btatus vir, as in p. ^65. 



l^th & igtk MARCH. 

fpCl, Matt. v. as in p. 487. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, OLord, by 
the intercession of blessed Gregory, that this sacri- 
fice may be beneficial to us, by the offering of 
which thou hast been pleased to cancel the sins of 
the world. Thro'. 

COMM. This is the prudent and faithful servant, 
v.hom the Lord placed over his family, to give 
them their measure of wheat in due season, 

P. COMM. Deus, gui. O God, who didst 
equal blessed Gregory, thy Bp. to the rest of thy 
saints in merit: merciifully grant, that as we cele- 
brate his memory, we may also follow his example. 
Thro'. 

XVII. St. PATRICK, ap. and patron of Ireland. 

All as in Mass X.* p. 482, except 
COLLECT. Deus t gui. . O God, who wast 
pleased to send blessed Patrick, thy Bishop and 
Coniessor, to preach thy glory to the Gentiles: 
grant, that by his merits and intercession we may, 
through thy grace, be enabled to keep thy com* 
mandments. Thro*. 

XIX. St. JOSEPH, c, 

1NTROIT, Justus ut pal ma, p. 489. 

COLLECT. Sanclissima. Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Lord, that we may be assisted by the me- 
rits of the spouse of thy most holy Virgin-mother, 
and that what we cannot obtain thro* our own weak- 
ness, may be granted us by his prayers* Who. 
Lesson, Eccles. xlv. p. 491. Grad. Ps. xx.>. 492,^/2^ 
Tract, Pi cxi.jo. 465. 

d?00pel. Matt. i. 18. 2 1, When Mary, the 
mother of Jesus was espoused to Joseph, before 
they came together, she was found with child of the 
Holy Ghost. Whereupon Joseph her husband, 



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being a just man, and not willing publicly to ex- 
pose her, was minded to put her away privately. 
But while he thought on these things, behold the 
angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, say- 
ing ; Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto 
thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in 
JUT, is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring 
forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. 
For he shall save his people from their sins. 

OFFEHT. My truth and my mercy are with 
him ; ad in my name shall his power be exalted. 

SECRET. We pav thee, O Lord, our bounden 
homage, humbly beseeching thee, to preserve in us 
thy gifts, by the prayers of blessed Joseph the hus- 
band of the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, thy 
Son, on whose festival we offer thee this sacrifice 
of praise. Thro'. 

CO MM. Joseph, son of David, fear not to take 
Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is 
of the Holy Ghost. 

P. COMM. Adesto.KesLT us, O merciful God,, 
and vouchsafe, by the intercession of blessed Joseph, 
thy Confessor, to preserve in us, what thou hast be- 
stowed on us. Thro*. 

XX, St. CUTHBERT, bp. of Lindtsfarne, c, 

All as- in Mass XI. p. 4^4, except 
COLLECT. Dcus, qui. O God r who dost ren- 
der the saints glorious by the inestimable gifts of thy 
grace, grant, by the prayers of blessed Cuthbert, 
thy Confessor and bp. that we may worthily arrive 
the summit of virtue. Thro'. 
SECRET. Receive, we beseech thee, O Lo^d, 
the sacrifice of the redemption of mankind, and by 
avers of blessed Cuthbert, thy Confessor and 
;av it procure for us health of both body and 
. Thro*. 



$64 25^ MAIICH, 

P. CO MM. Sancta.--Nay the holy mysteries we 
have received, O Lord, protect us by their efficacy, 
and through the intercession of B. Cuthbert, thy c. 
and bp. theMustre of whose life shined so gloriously, 
preserve us in peace and holiness* Thro'. 

xxv. Srtmum'attott of the E. v. u. 

INTROIT, Vultum tuum, p. 499^ 
^. For the Collect, Secret, and P. Comm. see the 

II. Collect, &c. on the first Sunday of Advent* 

pages qo find 52. 

LESSON. See II. Lesson, Is. vii. 10$ 16. p. 59. 

GRAD. Grace is spread on thy lips : therefore 
hath the Lord blessr, 1 thee for ever. F. For thy 
truth, meekness and r.ghteousness, shall thy right 
hand lead thee on vvoi lerfully. 

TRACT, Ps. xliv. udi fitia, p, 498. 

After Easter, instead f the foregoing GRAD and 
TRACT, if Mid Alleluia Alleluia. V. Ave Maria, 
gratia plena : Dominus tt m : benedicta tu in mu* 
lieribus. Alleluia. F, H ' Mary, full of gface, 
the Lord is with thee: bK ed art thou amongst 
women. Alleluia. F. A b^ ker of Jesse hath 
budded: a Virgin hath brought . rth HIM who is 
God and man : God hath restored peace, by recon- 
ciling in his person, the highest things with the 
lowest. Alleluia. 

00pCU Luke i. 26, 38. 4f that time: The. 
an^el Gabriel was sent from God into a city of 
Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to 1 
a man whose name was Joseph^ of the house 
of David; and the virgin's narfte was Mary. And 
the angel being come in, said unto her : Hail 
Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blesse4 
art thou among women. Who having heard, was 
troubled at his saying, and thought with herself 
what manner of salutation, should this be. And 



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the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thoil 
hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt con. 
ceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son, 
and thou shalt call his name Jesus, lie shall be 
great, and shall be called the Son of the Most 
High, and the Lord God shall give v unto him the 
throne of David his father: and he shall reign in 
the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom 
there shall be no end. And Mary said to the angel ; 
How shall this be done, because I know not man ? 
And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy 
Ghost shall come npon thee, and the power of 
the Most High shall overshadow thee. And 
therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee, 
shall be called the Son of God. And behold thy 
cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son ia 
her old age; and this is the sixth month with her 
that is called barren, because no word shall be 
impossible with God. And Mary said; Behold th& 
handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according 
to thy word, 

OFPERT. IttfeiHailMaty, full of grace, the 
Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women, 
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 

COMM. Isaiah vii. Behold a virgin shall con- 
ceive and bring forth a son, and his name shall b 
called Emmanuel. 



April II. St. FRANCIS of 'PAULA, c. 
Alias in Mass XIV. p. 489, except 

COLLECT. Deux, liwnilium. O God, who ex- 
altest the humble, and didst raise' blessed Francis to 
the glory of thy saints: grant, we beseech thee, 
through his intercession, that by following his ex- 
ample, we may happily obtain the rewards thoa 
hast promised to the bumWe. Thro'. 



i'6f> $d &: th APRIL. 

EPISTLE, Phil. iii. aj rm January 15, p. 93;, 
SECRET. May the offerings, O Lord, of thy 
devout people, which vye lay upon thy altars, by the 
merits of blessed Francis, be advantageous to us ami 
pleasing to thee, Thro'. 

P. COMM, &tfft/?a.-.*May the heavenly sacra- 
ments, O Lord, which we have received, through 
the prayers of blessed Francis, secure for us ail ne- 
cessary help, as well for this life as for that which 
is to come. Thro'. 

III. St. RICHARD, bp. of Chichester, c. 
All as in Mass X.* p. 482, except 

COLLECT. Dfus, gui O God, who hast en- 
lightened thy Church by the merits and resplendent 
miracles of blessed Richard, thy Confessor and Bp. 
grant that we thy servants may, through his inter 
cession, obtain eternal glory. Thro'. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, mercifulGod, 
that the gifts we have offered in the sight of thy dU 
vine Majesty, may, by the prayers of blessed Rich- 
ard, thy Confessor and Bp. obtain for us the grace 
of living holily and obtaining eternal glory. Thro'. 

P. COMM. H(c sat ro sancta May these holy 
mysteries, O Lord, of which blessed Richard, thy 
Confessor and Bp. is the dispenser, coater on us 
their salutary effects. Thro' 

V. St. VINCENT FERRERIUS, c. 

Allasin'MsiS&Xlll. p 48$, except 
COLLECT. Dews. O God, who wast pleased 
to enlighten thy Church by the virtues and preaching, 
of B. Vincent, thy Conf.; grant that we thy servants 
may be instructed by his example, and, by his pray* 
ers, delivered from all evil, Thro' 



Httt APRIL. 567 

XI. St. LEO, p. c. D. 

All as in Mass XII. p. 48 5 except 
LESSON. Ecclcs. xxxix. 6, 14. The righteous 
roan will give his heart to resort early to the Lord, 
that made him, and he will pray in the sight of the 
"Most High. He will open his mouth in prayer, 
and will 'make supplication for his sins. For if it 
shall please the great Lord, he will fill him with 
the spirit of understanding: and he will pour forth 
the words of his wisdom as showers, and in his 
prayer he will confess to the Lord. And he shall 
direct his counsel, and his knowledge, and on his 
secrets shall he meditate. He shall shew forth the 
discipline he hath learned, and shall glory in the 
law of the covenant of the Lord. Many shall praise 
his wisdom, and it shall never be forgotten. The 
memory of him shall not depart away, and his 
name shall be in request from generation to gene- 
ration. Nations shall declare his wisdom, and the 
Church shall shew forth his praise, 

(B00ptl, Matt. xvi. as on the Feast of SS. 
Peter and Paul, June 29, p. 608. 

XIII. St. HERMENEG1LD, m. 

All as in Mass III. p. 466, except 

COLLECT. !). O God, by whose holy 
spirit B. Hermenegild, thy M.was taught to despise 
an earthly for a heavenly crown : grant, we beseech 
thee, that, by his example, we may learn to despise 
temporal things, and fix our hearts on those which 
are eternal. Thro'. 

<>00p0l* Luke xiv. 26, 33. At that time: 

Jews scud to the multitude : If any man come to me, 

and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, 

and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and 

3 B z 



/// APRIL. 

his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And 
whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after 
me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you 
having a mkid to build a tower, doth not first sit 
down and reckon the charges that are necessary, 
whether he have wherewithal to finish it. Lest 
after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to 
finish it, all that see it begin to mock him, saying: 
This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 
Or what k;*^g about to go and make war against 
another king* doth not first sit down and think, 
whether he b? able with ten thousand to meet him 
that with twenty thousand cometh against him. Or 
else while the other is yet afar off, he sendeth an em- 
bassy, and desireth conditions of peace. So like* 
wise every one of yon that doth not renounce all 
that he possesseth, cannot be my disciple. 

XIV. St. TIBURTJUS, &c. mm. 
All as in Mass VI. p. 473, except 

COLLECT. Prasta. Grant, we beseech thee, 
O Almighty God, that we who solemnize the festi- 
val of thy holy Martyrs, Tiburtius, Valerian, and 
Maximus, may likewise imitate their virtues. Thro* 

Lesson, Wisd, and Gospel, John, from p. 471. 

SECRET. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the 
sacrifice which we offer thee in honour of the tri- 
umphs of thy Martyrs, may loose the bonds of out 
sins, and procure us the gifts of thy mercy. Thro*. 

P, COMM, Sacro muncre. Being filled with thy 
heavenly gifts, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, 
that what we perform as an homage due to thee, 
may avail us to salvation. Thro*. 

XVII. St. ANICETE, p. m. 

All as in Mass V. p. 470, except 

John xvi. 20, 32. At that time : 
Jesus said to his disciples : Amen, amen I say to you, 



22(1 APRIL. 569 

that you shall lament and weep, but the world 
shall rejoice : and you shall be sorrowful, but your 
sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman, v/heu 
she is in labour, hath sorrow, because her hour is 
come: but when she hath brought forth the child, 
she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that 
a man is brought into the world. So also you now 
indeed have sorrow, but I will see you again, and 
your hearts shall rejoice : and your joy no man shall 
take from you. 

XXII, SS. SOTKR and CAIUS, bps. mm, 
All as in Mass VI. p. 473, except 

LESSON. Apoc. xix. i. y. In those days: I 
John heard as it were the voice of many multitudes 
in heaven, sa>ing Alleluia: salvation, and glory, 
and power is to our God : for just and true are his 
judgments, who hath judged the great harlot which 
corrupted the earth with her fornication, and hath 
revenged the blood of his servants at her hands. 
And again they said; Alleluia. And her smoke 
ascendeth for ever and ever. And the tour and 
twenty ancients, and the four living creatures fell 
down and adored God that sitteth upon the throne, 
saying; Amen, Alleluia. And a voice came out 
from the throne, saying: Give praise to our God, 
all ye his servants: and you that (ear him, little and 
great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great 
multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as 
the voice of great thunderings, saying : Alleluia: for 
the Lord our God Almighty hath reigned. Let us 
be glad and rejoice, and give glory to him: for the 
marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath 
prepared herself. And it is granted to her that she 
should clothe herself with fine linen ^iuu-iing and 
white. For the Hue linen are the justifications of 
the saints. And he said to nir : Write : Blessed are 

383 



57 2 3^> 2 4^ & 2 5^ APRIL, 

they that are called to the marriage supper of the 

Lamb. 

XXIII. . GEORGE, m. Patron of England. 
Alias in Mass V. p. 470, except 

COLLECT. Deus, qui nos beati.O God, who, 
by the merits and prayers- of blessed George, thy 
Martyr, fi'.lest the hearts of thy people with joy: 
mercifully grant, through his intercession, that the 
blessing \ve ask, we may happily obtain by means of 
thv grace. -Thro'. 

EPISLLE, 2 Tim. as in Mass IV. p. 468. 

SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we 
have made; and, through the intercession of blessed 
George, thy Martyr, by them cleanse us from the 
stains of our sins. Thro'. 

P. COMM. Supplices. - We humbly beseech 
thee, O Almighty God, that those whom thou hast 
refreshed with thy sacraments, may, by the inter, 
cession of blessed George, thy Martyr, by a lif e 
well-pleasing to thee, worthily serve thee. Thro*. 

XXIV. St. HDEL1S, m. 
Alias in Mass V. p* 470, except 

COLLECT. Deus, qui.~O God, who didst fill 
the heart of blessed Fidelis with the fire of seraphic 
Jove; and whilst he laboured in the propagation of 
the true faith, didst honour him with the crown of 
martyrdom and the gift of miracles: grant, we be- 
seech thee, that by his merits and intercession, we 
may be so confirmed by thy grace, as to be found 
faithful in thy service even unto death. Thro'. 

XXV. St. MARK, the Evangelist. 

A Dreadful plague having broke out at Rome, anno 
589, which carried off a great number of the people, 



l$th APRIL. 57* 




*ins; and grant his blessing on the fruits of the earth. 

1NTR01T, Protexisti, ? w ftfl* , didst 
COLLECT. Dez/5, </w. God . whc 
ra je B Mark, thy Evangelis,, ^ the honourable 
commission of preaching the gospel : grant e be- 
seech thee, that v.-e may ever receive benefit t.om his 
Instructions, and be defended by h W& 
IVSSON E;ek. i. 10, 14. The likeness or the 
(o^Screruures was this : there was the face o 
a m;>n, and the face of a hon on the right side 
the or , am! the face of an ox on the it-it side , of all 
he four , and the face of an eagle, over all the four, 
Andtl.eir faces and their w.ngs were stretched up. 
wards : two wings of every one were joined, and two 

cover^ A ^ odies ' And e f ry - ne , ,1^ 
ert straight forward: whither the impulse ot the 
r P W was to go, thither they went, and they turned 
J o when they went. And as for the l.Venea ; 01 the 
living creatures, their appearance was like that of 
banfrng coals of fire, ami like. the appearance of 
lamps. This was the vision running to and fro in the 
nmist of the living creatures, abnpht fire and plight- 
nine coins forth from the fire. And the living ere 
turn ran and returned like flashes of liRhtninp. 

'uia. Alleluia. The heavens, O Lord, de. 
clave thy wonders, and the fulfilling of thy promise 
in the assembly of the saints. Alleluia. 
Luke x. i, 9- At 



57* 26/7* 

The Lord appointed other seventy-two: and he sent 
them two and two before his face into every city and 
place whither he was to come. And he said to 
them : the harvest indeed is great, but the labour, 
ers are few. Prav ye therefore the Lord of the liar- 
vest, that he send labourers into his harvest. Go ; 
behold I send you as lambs among wolves. Carry 
neither puise, nor scrip, nor shoes j and salute no 
man by the way. Into whatsoever house you enter, 
first say; Peace be to this house, and if the son of 
peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him : but 
if not, it shall return to you. And in the same 
house remain, eating and drinking such things as 
they have. For the labourer is worthy of his hire. 
Remove not from house to house. And into what 
city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat such 
things as are set before you ; and heal the sick that 
pe therein, and say to them: the kingdom of God 
is come nigh unto you. CREDO, 

SECRET. Bringing thee our offerings, O Lord, 
on this solemnity of B Mark, the Evangelist, we 
humbly beseech thee, that as the preaching of the 
gospel raised him to glory, so his intercession may 
make us, both in word and deed, well pleasing to 
thee. Thro'. 

COMM. Ps. Ixiii. The just man, &c. p. 472. 

P. COMM. Tribuant nobis. May thy sacred 
mysteries, O Lord, afford us continual help, so as 
by the prayers of blessed Mark, thy Evangelist, they 
may ever defend us from all aJversity. Thro 1 . 

(|r For the Litanies, see Rogation Days, /;. 359. 

XXVI. SS. CLETUStf MARCELL1NE, bps. mm. 

All as in Mass VI. p. 473, except 
COLLECT. Bcatorum. Grant, O Lord, that 
the glorious confession, of thy B. mm- and bps. Cle 



APRIL & l$t MAY. 573 

tiis and Marcelline, may strengthen us, and their 
pious intercession continually defend us Thro*. 
Comm. of St. George, by the Collect, &c. p. 57-_ 

XXIX. St. PETER, m. 

All tts in Mass V. p. 470, except 
COLL. Presta. Grant, we beseech thee, O Al- 
mighty God, that we may with true zeal profess the 
faith ofB. Peter thy m. for the propagation whereof 
he was crowned with a glorious death. Thro'. 

Com mem, c/St. George, p- 570. 
SECRET. Favourably regard, O Lord, the pray- 
ers we offer thee, and, by the intercession of blessed 
Peter, thy martyr, continually protect the defenders 
of the faith. Thro'. 

P. COMM. JRwfekf^-May the sacraments we 
have received, O Lord, preserve thy faithful, and 
by the intercession of blessed Peter, thy Martyr, de- 
fend us against the assaults of the enemy. Thro*. 

May I. SS. PHILIP and JAMES, aps. 

INTROIT. 2 Esd. ix. -. They cried out unto 
thee, O Lord, in their affliction : and thou didst 
hear them from heaven. Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps Re- 
joice, ye righteous, in the Lord : it becometh the 
upright to join in his praises. V. Glory. 

COLLECT. Ueiis, guinosannmt** O God, who 
comfortest us by the yearly solemnity of thy Apos- 
tles Philip and James : grant, we beseech thee, that 
we niay be instructed by their example, for whose 
merits we rejoice. Thro'. 

LESSON, Wisd. v. as in p. 471. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. The heavens shall pub- 
lish thy wonders, O Lord: and the fulfilling oi thy 
promises in the assembly of thy saints. Alleluia. 
V* Have 1 been so long with you, and you know me 



574 IS/ MAY. 

not? Philip, .he that seeth me, seeth my Father 
also. Alleluia. 



John xlv. i, 13 _____ At that time: 
Jesus said to* his disciples: Let not your hearts be 
troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. 
In my Father's house there are many mansions. If 
not, I would have told yon, that I go to prepare a 
place for you. And if' I shall go and prepare a 
place for you, I will come again, and will take you 
to myself, that where I am, you also may be. And 
whither I go you know, and the way you know. 
Thomas saith to him: Lord we know not whither 
thou goest : and how can we know the way: Jesus 
saith to him ; I am the way, and the truth, 
and the life. No man cometh to the Father, 
but by me. If you had known me, you would 
without doubt have known my, Father also: and 
from henceforth you shall know him, and you have 
seen him. Philip saith to him : Lord, shew us the 
Father, and it is enough for us. Jesus saith to him : 
So long a time have I been with you ; and have you 
not known me? Philip, he that seeth me seeth the 
Father also. How sayest thou, Shew us the Fa 
ther ? Do you not beiieve, that I am in the Father, 
and the Father in me ? The words that I speak to 
you, I speak not of myself. But the Father who 
abideth in me, he doth the works. Believe you 
not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? 
Otherwise believe for the very works sake. Amen, 
amen I say to you, he that believeth in me, the 
works that f do, he also shall do, and greater than 
these shall he do. Because I go to the Father, and 
whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, 
that will I do. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. xviii ---- The heavens, O Lord, 
shall declare thy wonders, and the fulfilling of thy 
promises in the assembly of the saints. Alleluia, 
Alleluia. 



*(l MAY. 575 

SECRET. Favourably receive, O Lord, the of- 
ferings we bring on the feast of thy holy Apostles, 
Philip and James; and turn away all the misfortunes 
We deserve. Thro'. 

COMM. John xiv. Have I been with you so 
long, and you have not known me? Philip, he that 
seeth me, seeth my Father also. Alleluia. Believe 
you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in 
me? Alleluia, Alleluia. 

P. COMM, QU&SWHUS, as in p. 477. 

1!. St. ATHANASIUS, bp. c. D. 

INTROIT, In mcdio, p. 485, the rest as in 
Mass XI. p. 484, except 

EPISTLE. 2 Cor. iv. 5, i'$. ... Brethren: We 
preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord : 
and ourselves your servants through Christ. For God 
who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, 
bath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the 
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus 
Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen ves- 
sels, that the excellency may be of the power of 
God, and not of us. In ail things we suffer tribu- 
lation, but are not distressed: we are straitened, 
but are not destitute: we suffer persecution, but are 
not forsaken : we are cast down, but we perish not: 
always bearing about in our body the mortification 
of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be made 
manifest in our bodies. For we who live are alwa) s 
delivered unto deaih for Jesus sake : that the life al- 
so of Jesus may be made manifest in our mortal 
flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life ia 
you. But having the same spirit of faith, a* it is 
written: I believed^ for which cuute 7 /<- 
we also believe, for which cause we speak also : 
knowing that he \\lio raised up Jesus, will raise us 
up also with Jesus, and place us with you. 



57 6 3 

Alleluia, Alleluia. Thou art a priest for ever 
according to the order of Melchisedech. Alleluia. 
V* Blessed is the man that sufTereth temptation: for 
when he hath been tried, he shall receive a crown 
of life. Alleluia. 



* Matt. x. 23, 33. At that time: 
said to /its disciples : When they shall perse- 
cute you in this city flee into another. Amen I say 
to you, you shall not finish all the cities of Israel, 
till the Son of Man come. The disciple is not 
above the master, nor the servant above his lord. 
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, 
and the servant as his lord. If they have called the 
good man of the house Beel/ebub, how much more 
them of hisjiousehold ? Therefore fear them not. 
For nothing* is covered that shall not be revealed, 
not hid that shall not be known. That which I 
tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light : and that 
which you hear in .the ear, preach ye upon the 
house tops. And fear ye not them that kill the 
body, and are not able to kill the soul : but rather 
tear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell, 
CR-EDO. 

OFFERTP. I have found David my servant; with 
my holy oil have I anointed him : my hand shall 
help kin), and my arm shall strengthen him. Allel. 

Ill, The FINDING of the HOLY CROSS. 

1NTRO1P, Nos autem, Gah vi. as in p. 271. 

COLLECT. Dtw, <jni. O God, who, in the 
miraculous discovery of the holy cross, wast pleased 
to renew the wonders of thy passion : iirant, that 
by the ransom paid on that saving wood, we may 
find help for the obtaining life eternal. Who livest. 
Com mem. of SS. Alexander, Eventius, and Theo- 
dulns, Martyrs, and Juvenalis, Confessor* 

COLLECT. Prastti* *- Grant, we beseech thee, 



577 

O Almighty God, that we who celebrnte the festival 
of thy saints, Alexander, Eventius, Theoclulus, and 

Juvenalis, may, by their intercession, be delivered 
rom all impending misfortunes. Thro'. 

EPISTLE. PhU.ii. 5, u . Brethren ; Let this 
mind be in yon, which was also in Christ Jesus; who 
being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to 
be equal with God : but emptied himself, taking the 
form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, 
and in habit found as a man. He humbled himself, 
becoming obedient unto death, even to the death 
of the cross. For which cause God also hath exalt- 
ed him, and hath given him a name which is above 
all names: that in the name of Jesus* every knee 
should bow, of these that are in heaven, on earth, 
and under the earth. And that every tongue should 
confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of 
God the Father. Alleluia, Alleluia. 

V. Publish among the nations, that the Lord hath 
triumphed on the Across. Alleluia. Sweet wood, 
sweet nails, that bore so sweet a weight ! Thou 
alone wast worthy to bear the king of heaven and 
the Lord. Alleluia. 

ti>00p?U John iii. i, 15. At that time: 
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicode- 
mus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus 
by night, and said to him ; Rabbi, we know that, 
thoti art come a teacher from God : for no man can 
do these signs which them dost, unless God be with 
him. Jesus answered, and said to him; Amen, 
amen I say to thee, unless a man be born ngain, he 
cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodermis saith 
to him : How can a man be born again when he is 
old ? can he enter a second time into his mother's 
womb, and be born again ? Jesus answered : Amen, 
Uiiiea 1 say to thee, unless a man be born again of 

* Here all kneel down. 

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57 s 3^ MAY. 

water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter Into the 
kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, 
is flesh : and that which is born of the spirit,, is spirit. 
Wonder not "that I said to thee, you must be bom 
again. The Spirit breatheth where he will: andthou 
nearest his voice, but thou knowest not whence he 
cometh, nor whither he goeth ; so is every one that is 
born of the Spirit; Nicodemns answered, and said to 
him: How can these things be done? Jesus an- 
swered, and said to him; Art thou a master in 
Israel, and knowest not these things ? Amen, ameri 
1 say to thee, that we speak what we know, and we 
testify what we Have seen, and you receive not our 
testimony. If I have spoken to you earthly things, 
and you believe not: how will you believe if i'shaS! 
speak to you heavenly things ? And no man hatii 
ascended into heaven, but he that descended from 
heaven, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as 
Moses lifted up the serpent in the desart, so must the 
Son of Man be lifted up ; that whosoever believeth, 
in him, may not perish, but may hate everlasting 
life. CREDO. 

OFFERT. Ps. cxvii. The right hand of the 
Lord hath displayed its might; the right hand of the 
Lord hath raised me up; i shall not die, but live, 
and publish the works of the Lord. Alleluia* 

SECRET, Favourably, O Lord, look down on 
the sacrifice we offer thee, that it may deliver us 
from all the miseries of war, and surely fix us under 
thy protec'ion, that by the standard of thy Son's 
holy cross, we may overcome all the assaults of the 
enemy. Thro*. 

SECRET. 0/-SS. ALEXANDER, <5v. Let thy 
heavenly blessing, we beseech thee, O Lord, plenti- 
fully descend upon these oblations, which, thro' 
thy bunty, sanctify us and fill us with joy in the 
solemnity of thy saints. Thro'. 

PREFACE, Qui salutem huraani generis, p. xxx- 



qth MAY. 579 

COMM. By the sign of the cross deliver us, O 
Lord God, from all our enemies. Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Repleti. Being filled with the 
heavenly meat, and strengthened with the spiiilual 
cup, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, to defend 
from the evil spirit those, whom, by thy Son's cross, 
(the arms of justice, for the redemption of the world; 
thou hnst commanded to triumph. Thro 1 . 

P. COMM. 0/SS. ALEXANDER, ,$c. Being re- 
freshed by the participation of these sacred mysteries, 
we beseech thee, O Lord, that we may find the ef- 
fects of what we celebrate, by the intercession of 
thy blessed Martyrs, Alexander, &c. Thro', 

IV. St. MONICA, w. 
Alias in Mass XXI. p. 502, except 

COLLECT. Ecus marentium. O God, the 
comforter of the afflicted, and help of such as put 
their trust in thee, who with an eye of mercy didst 
regard the pious tears of holy Monica, for the con- 
version of her son Augustin: grant that, by the 
prayers of both these thy servants, we may heartily 
bewail our sins, and find favour by thy grace. Thro*. 

EPISTLE, i Tim. v. 3, 10. Dearly beloved sou : 
Honour widows, that are widows indeed. But if 
any widow have children or grand-children, let her 
learn first to govern her own house, and to make a 
return of duty to her parents: for this is acceptable 
before God. But she that is a widow indeed and 
desolate, let her trust in God, and continue in sup. 

} plications and prayers night and day. For she that 
iveth in pleasure, is dead while she is living. And 
this give in charge, that they may be blameless. But 
if any man have not care ot his own, and especially 
of those of his house, he hath denied the faith, and 
is worse than an infidel. Let a widow be chosen of 
no less than threescore years of age, who hath 



5^0 $lh & 6th MAY. 

the wife of one husband, having testimony for her 
good works, if she have brought up children, if she 
have received to harbour, if she have washed the 
saints* feet, i she have ministered to them that suf- 
fer tribulation, if she hath diligently followed every 
good work. 

<150#p0l, Lukevii. at in p. 202. 

V. St. CATHARINE of SIENNA v. 
All as in Mass XIX. />, 498, except 

COLLECT. Da, qu&sumus* Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Almighty God, that we who celebrate the 
festival of blessed Catharine, thy Virgin, may rejoice 
in her yearly solemnity, and profit by the example 
of her eminent virtues. Thro'. 

SECRET. May the prayers we offer on the festi- 
val of blessed Catharine ascend to thee, O Lord, to- 
gether with the victim of our salvation, fraught with 
heavenly sweetness. Thro'. 

P. COMM. Mternitatem. -Grant, O Lord, that 
we may have eternal life communicated to us by the 
nourishment we have received at thy holy table, 
which supported the temporal life of blessed Catha- 
rine thy virgin. Thro'. 

Vf. St. JOHN at the Latin Gate. 
INTROIT, Protexisti me, as in p. 4.70, 

COLLECT. Deus, qui O God, who seest us 

assaulted with evils on every side : grant, we beseech 
thee, that the powerful intercession of blessed John, 
thy Apostle and Evangelist, may always be a pro- 
tection to us. Thro'. 

After the LESSON, Wisd. v. p. 478, is said 
Alleluia, Alleluia, F. The righteous man shall 
flourish like the palm-tree: he shall thrive like the 
cedar of Libauus. Alleluia. F. The righteous shall 
bud forth like the lily, and flourish for ever in the 
light of the Lord. Alleluia. 



581 

3* 

COMM. Refe 

472, 473. 



XX. flj n p* 153* 
Rec'ive, COMM an. I P. COMM. Refecti, 



VI I. St. STANISLAUS, bp. m. 
ALL as in Mass. V. p, 4;o, except 
COLLECT. -Dews, ;>?<* ( > God, for whose ho- 
nour the glorious Bishop Stanislaus fell by the 
swords of wicked men : grant, w-e beseech thee, that 
all who implore his aid, may obtain the happy ef. 
feet ot their prayers. Thro'. 

IX. St. GREGORY NAZJANZKN, bp. c. D. 

Ail as in Mass XI i. />. 4^5, c.vccpt 
Ll.'*SO\ l'^d(.-i* xxxix. 6, 14. The just man 
v.ill give his heart to report early to tl^e Lord that 
made him, and he will pray in the sight of the Most 
liigh. Lie will open his mouth in prayer, and will 
make supplication lor his sins. For if it shall please 
the great Lord, he will till him with the spirit of 
understanding ; and he will pour forth the words of 
his wisdom as showers, and in his prayei he will 
confess to the Lord. And he shall direct his coun- 
sel, and his knowledge, and in his secrets shall he 
meditate. Fie shall shew forth the discipline he hath 
learned, and shall glory in the law of the covenant 
of the Lord. Many shall praise his wisdom, and it 
shall never be forgotten. The memory of him shall 
not depart away, and his name shall be in request 
from generation to generation. Nations shall de- 
clare. his wisdom, and his name shall shew forth his 
piais j . 

X. St. ANTONINUS, bp. c. 

ui in Mass X. * j>. 482, r 

COLLECT. Siuicti Atitw.inu&. Grant, O Lord, 
TU' n* : - -"cd by the merit:- of holy Antouinu.-, 



5^2 nth & i2tli MAY. 

thy Confessor and Bishop: that, as we glorify thee 
for thy wonders wrought in him, so we may with 
joy experience thy mercy towards us. Thro*. 
O/'S$. GORDIANUS and EPIMACHUS. 

COLLECT. Da, qud'sumus, Grant, we beseech 
tnee, O Almighty God, that we, who celebrate the 
festival of thy holy Martyrs, Gordianus and Epima- 
chus, may, by their prayers, find the effects of thy 
divine assistance. Thro'. 

SECRET. Mercifully receive, O Lord, the ofTer- 
ings consecrated to thee, by the merits of blessed 
Gordianus and Epimachtis, thy Martyrs, and grant 
thev may be to lisa continual support. Thro*. 

P. COMM. Qutfsumus. We beseech thee, O 
Almighty God, that by the intercession of blessed 
Gordianus and Epimachus, thy Martyrs, the heaven- 
ly food we have received may defend us from all ad- 
versity. Thro'. 

XI. St. PIUS, Pope, Conf. 
All as in Mass X. * /;. 482, except 
COLLECT. Deus, qui.Q God, who wast pleas^ 
ed to raise blessed Pius to the dignity of chief Bishop, 
in order to depress the enemies of thy church, and 
restore the divine worship: make us by thy grace, 
so diligent in all that concerneth thy service, that 
we may defeat the treacherous designs of our ene- 
mies, and rejoice in everlasting peace. Thro'. 

XII. S.S. NEREUS, &c. mm. 
1NTROIT. Ps. xxxii. -Behold the eyes of the 
Lord are upon them that fear him; who hope in his 
mercy, Alleluia: that he may deliver their souls 
from death j for he is their helper and protector. 
Alleluia, Alleluia. Ps. Rejoice in the Lord ye righ-. 
ms: it becometh the upright to join together in 
: -raises. K* Glory. 



MAY, 5*3 

COLLECT. Semper. May the blessed solemnity 
of thy Martyrs, Ncreus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and 
Pancratius, we beseech thee, O Lord, afford us com- 
fort and make us worthy to serve thee. Thro*. 

LESSON, H isd. v. as in p. 471. 

Alleluia, Alleluia. V. These were truly brothers, 
who, triumphing over the iniquity of the world, fol- 
lowed Christ, and are DOW in possession of the glo- 
rious kingdom of heaven. Alleluia. F. The white- 
robed army of martyrs praise thee, O Lord. Allel. 

d>00p0l, John iv. as in p. 449. 

SECRET. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the 
confession of thy blessed Martyrs, Nereus, Achilleus, 
Domitilla, and Pancratius, being acceptable to thee, 
they may recommend our offerings, and ever implore 
thy mercy on our behalf. Thro'* 

COMM. Ps t xxxii. Rejoice in the Lord, O you 
righteous ones. Alleluia. It becomeih the upright 
to join in his praises. Alleluia. 

P. COMM. Qu<esu?nus, Dorm int. We beseech 
thee, O Lord, by the prayers of thy blessed Martyrs, 
Ncreus, Achilleus, Uomitilla, and Pancratius, that 
the holy mysteries we have received may render thee 
more and more favourable to us. Thro'. 

XIV. St. BONIFACE, m. 
All as in Mass V. p. 470, except 
COLLECT. Da, quasiwius. Grant, we beseech 
thee, O Almighty God, that we who celebrate the 
festival of blessed Boniface, thy m. may, by his pray- 
ers, find thti effects of thy divine assistance. Thro'. 

XVI. St. UBALDUS, bp. c. 

Ail as In Mass X. * p. 482, except 
COLLECT. AuxUium.- Help us, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, in thy mercy: and grant, by the inter- 
-\ of blessed Ubaldus, thy Bishop and Confes- 



9^4 tjth, i&th & lyth MAY. 

sor, that we may be defended by thy right hand 
against all the snares of the devil. Thro'. 

XVII. St. PASCAL BAYLON. 

All as in Mass XIII, p. 488, except 
COLLECT. Deus, qui. - O God, who didst 
adorn blessed Paschal, thy Confessor, with an admi- 
rable love of the sacred mysteries of thy body and 
blood: grant, we beseech thee, that we may be 
made worthy partakers of the same spiritual nourish- 
rnent which he so abundantly received from this di- 
vine banquet. Thro'. 

XVIII. St. VENANTIUS, m. 
All as in Mass III. p. 466, except 

COLLECT. Dcusy qui.Q God, who hast con- 
secrated this day by the triumph of blessed Venan- 
tius, thy Martyr, mercifully hear the prayers of thy 
people: and grant that we, who honour his virtues, 
may imitate the constancy of his faith. Thro'. 

d>00p0l, John xv. i, 7. as in p 471, 

SECRET. Grant, O Almighty God, that the me- 
rits of blessed Venantius may render this oblation 
acceptable to thee: that we, being assisted by his 
prayers, may become partakers of his glory. Thro*. 

r. COMM. Sumpsi/tius. - Having received, O 
Lord, the sacrament of eternal life, we humbly be- 
seech thee, that, by the intercession of blessed Ve. 
nantius, thy Martyr, it may procure for us pardon 
and grace. Thro'- 

XIX. St DUNSTAN, c. abp. of Canterbury. 

All as in Mass XI. p. 484, except 
COLLECT. Dcus, qui , O God, who hast trans- 
lated the blessed Dmistan, thy high priest, to thy 
uvenly kingdom : grant that we, by his glorious 



20th, USt & Z$th MAY. 585 

merits, may pass from hence to never-ending joys. 
Thro'. 

SECRET. Receive, we beseech thee, O Lord, 
the offerings thy suppliant servants lay before tliee 
on this solemnity of blessed Duustan* thy Confessor 
and Bishop, requesting that, under his venerable pa- 
Itronage, they may be defended from the snares of all 
their enemies. Thro*. 

P. CO MM. .Beuti. Assist us, O Lord, by the 
prayers of blessed Dunstan, thy Confessor and Bi- 
shop, in whose veneration we have partaken of thy 
sacraments. Thro'. 

XX. St. BERNARDINE, c. 

All as in Mass XIII. p. 488, except 
COLLECT. Do/nine Jcsu. O Lord Jesus, who 
didst pour forth into the heart of blessed Bernardine, 
thy Confessor, a more than ordinary love of thy most 
holy name: mercifully grant us, by his virtues and 
prayers, the spirit of thy love. Who livest. 
(l>0#pd, Matt. xix. as in p. 491. 

XXI. St. PETER CELESTINE, p. c. 

All as in Mass X. * p. 482, except 
COLLECT. Dcus, qui beat urn. O God, who 
didst raise blessed Ceiestine to the dignity of chief 
Bishop, which thou taugh test. him to quit for a more 
humb!^ and private state: mercifully grant, that, by 
his example, we may despise the tilings of this world, 
and happilv obtain the blessings promised to the 
humble. Thro'. 

(IBOSfpd, Matt MX. as in p. 492. 

XXV. St. ALDHELM, bp. of Salisbury, c. 

All as in Mass X. * /J. 482, except 
OLLECT. Deus, qui ftodicrnu.-~Q God, who 
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586 zbth MAY. 

this day didst raise blessed Aklhelm, thy holy Ep. I 
to eternal joys: grant, by his merits and prayers, I 
that thy mercy may lead us also thither. Thro'. 

Of St. URBAN. Da, qu<esurmu.~-- Grant, we be- 
seech thee, O Almighty God, that we who celebrate 
the feast of blessed Urban, thy M. and Bp. maybe 
aided by his prayers to thee in our behalf. Thro'. 

SECRET. May our offering, O Lord, be accept- 
able to thee by the prayers of this saint, on whose 
festival we make it. Thro\ 

Of St. URBAN. May this oblation, O Lord, we 
beseech thee, cleanse us from all sin, and sanctify 
both the bodies and souls of thy servants for the oU 
iering up to thee this sacrifice. Thro'. 

P. COMM. Solemnitatem Mercifully help us, 
O Lord, while we celebrate the feast of blessed Aid. 
helm, thy Bishop, and grant, b> his merits, we may 
be admitted to the joys of heaven. Thro'. 

O/'St. URBAN, Refecti, /> 463 , 

XXVI. St. AUGUSTiN, ap. of England. 
All as in Mass XI. p. 484, except 

COLLECT. Deu$> qui.Q God, who .didst ap. 
point the blessed Bishop Angustin first preacher of 
the gospel to the English nation, grant, we beseech 
thee, that we may be assisted by his prayers in hea- 
ven, whose merits we honour on earth. Thro'. 
COLLECT, Jnfirmitatem, o/*St. ELEUTHERIUS, with 

its SECEET and?. QoMM.from Mass V. p. 472. 

(B00p0l, Luke x. as on St. Mark, p. 571- 

SECRET. We beseech thee, O Lord, that the 1 
offerings we have made may be acceptable to thee, | 
by which we venerate the merits of blessed Augustin, 
thy Confessor and Bishop, and call to our remem- 
brance the wonderful means by which we obtained < 
our liberty and life. Thro'. 

P. COMM. Sancta..May thy holy mysteries, O 
Lord, which we have celebrated on the solemn feast 



27^ MAY, 2rf& 3^ JUNE. 58? 

.)U>s<:ed Augustin, thy Confessor and Bishop, pro. 
t us: and may we ever be filled with and hunger 
?r the same. Thro'. 

XXVIL St. PHILIP NERIUS, c. 

in Mass XIII. p. 488, except 
COLLECT. DSHS..--Q God, who hast raised 
'ssed Philip, thy Conf. to the glory of the saints: 
Toi fully grant, that we who celebrate his festival 
ih joy, may improve by his example. Thro'. 
>LLECT, &c. of St. AUGUST IN as in the opposite 
v those of St. John, p. m-from Mass ^.^.470. 



Jane I[. OCTAVE of St. AUGUSTiN. 

AH as OP f./ie 251)1 May, p, 586, with a Commeni. of* 
S3. MARCELLINUS, cjc. mm.asfollozos; 

COLLECT, Deus, qui nos, as in p. 478. 

SECRET. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that 
the sacrifice we offer on thig festival of thy holy 
Martyrs, may loose the bonds of our sins, and pro- 
tor us the grant of thy mercy. Thro' 

P- COMM. Sacra mu n ere. ---Being fed with these 
sacred gifts, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord, tlrat 
by this sacrifice, which, according to our bounden 
duty, we offer, we may be sensible of an increase of 
our redemption. Thro'. 

III. St. MARY MAGDALEN a/PAZZI, v. 

All as in Mass XIX, p. 498, except 
COLLECT. Ihus, virginitatit.-+-+Q God, the 
lover of purity, who didst inflame the breast of b'ess- 
| ed Mary Magdalen with the fire of thy love, and en- 
: rich it with he: fc*: giant we may imitate 

i her purity and charity, \\bosefestivalwecelebrate- 
i Thro'. 



$&8 6/, 8tk &-gth JUNE. 

VI. St. NORBERT, bp. c. 

All as i?i Mass X. * p 482, except 
COLLEQT. J)cus t gui.O God, who diJst raise* 
up blessed Norbert, thy Confessor and Bishop, to be 
an eminent preacher t>f thy word, and by him wast 
pleased to instituie a new order in thy church ; 
grant, w^e beseech thee, that by his merits we may 
' obtain the help of thy grace to live according to what 
he taught and practised. Thro*. 

VIII. St. WILLIAM, abp. of York, c. 
All as in Mass XL p. 484, except 

COLLECT. Dens, quLQ God, who rejoicest 
us by the merits and intercession of blessed William, 
thy Confessor and Bishop, mercifully grant that what, 
ever we ask. of thee in his name may be granted us 
by the favour of thy grace. Thro*. 

SECRET. Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we 
have niiide, and through the intercession of blessed 
William, thy Confessor and Bishop, cleanse us from 
the stains of our sins. Thro\ 

P. COMM. We humbly beseech thee, O Al- 
mighty God* that those whom thou refreshest with jj 
thy sacraments may, by the intercession of blessed 
William, thy Confessor and Bishop, by a holy life, 
worthily serve thee. Thro'. 

IX. SS. PRIMUS drf YELICIA>iUS f mm, 
At! as in Mr.ss VIII. p. 477, except 

COLLECT. I't/c. Grant, O Lord, we beseech ' 
thee, that we may always follow the example of thy \ 
holy Martyrs Primus and Feliciauus, and by their ; 
prayers daily experience their protection. Thro.' 

GRAD. Ps. taonriit. -The heavens, O Lord, 
shall confess thy wonders; and thy sure promise irij 
the assembly of thy saints. V. I will sing thy mer- 
cies,